Man arrested after home invasion in Bossier City

Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 2:41 PM CST
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - A man has been arrested after a home invasion that happened on New Year’s Day in Bossier City.

The Bossier City Police Department says they responded to the call in the 1400 block of Traffic Street on Jan. 1 just before 4 p.m. The suspect was found and arrested that same evening.

KSLA News 12 spoke with a neighbor who said the alleged victim ran across the street and was banging on her front door begging for help. She said his hands were zip tied. She freed his hands and called 911. He wasn’t seriously injured.

Bossier City police have identified the suspect as Timothy Gilpin, 38. He’s being charged with one count of false imprisonment. Police say other charges may be pending.

That neighborhood, and Traffic Street in particular, has seen a lot of violence in recent weeks.

Three weeks ago, we’re told, three teenagers were shot during what police describe as a drug deal.

This happened in the 1600 block of Traffic Street, just a couple of blocks north of Sunday’s home invasion.

And on Nov. 25, there was a shootout near Traffic Street at Montgomery Street. There was no immediate word of anyone being hit, but multiple homes were struck by bullets.