Natchitoches home invasion results in suspect shot

Woman shoots home invader after he commits battery upon her.
Woman shoots home invader after he commits battery upon her.(MGN)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 7:28 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 7:46 AM CDT
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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KSLA) - A woman shot someone who reportedly broke into her home in Natchitoches.

The Natchitoches Police Department (NPD) received a call reporting a home invasion on June 20 at 9:45 a.m. in the 900 block of Sixth Street. When officers got there, they located the suspect, Brandon Bernstine, 33 years of age, with a gunshot wound to his hand. Bernstine was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

During their investigation, officers learned the suspect had allegedly broken into the victim’s home and assaulted her. The victim was then able to retrieve a shotgun and fired one shot, which hit Bernstine in the hand.

Bernstine was arrested for home invasion and remaining on places after being forbidden. He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

No information is available about the condition of the victim.

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