SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Two suspects are behind bars while another is recovering from a gunshot wound at a Shreveport hospital after attempting a home invasion late Wednesday night in the city's Southern Hills neighborhood, police say.
At 10:21 p.m. Wednesday, Shreveport patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 9300 block of New London Street near Kingston Road.
There they learned that Barry L. Anthony, 50, and a grandson of his were in Anthony's residence between Sheffield Circle and Elmdale Street when several males armed with firearms forced their way in, authorities say.
"Anthony armed himself with a firearm and discharged multiple gunshots in the direction of the male suspects, striking two of them before they fled the scene," Shreveport police Cpl. Breck Scott says in a statement released Thursday morning.
Authorities earlier said the intruders fled, taking the homeowner's gun with them, after a struggle with the homeowner.
Officers canvassing the area found a vehicle on the side of the 8400 block of Kingston Road with Christopher Sims lying in the roadway. Shreveport Fire Department personnel took the 17-year-old to University Health in the 1500 block of Kings Highway for treatment of a gunshot wound to a leg that authorities said did not appear to be life-threatening.
Caddo 911 dispatch records show Shreveport Fire Department personnel responding to a medical emergency on Kingston between Kingstowne Place and Terry Bradshaw Passway at 10:24 p.m.
Sims, of the 3100 block of DeSoto Street, has since been released from the hospital and booked into Shreveport City Jail on one count of attempted armed robbery.
Police took a passenger in the vehicle to Shreveport police headquarters, where he was interviewed by investigators. Roderyck Young, 17, of the 4000 block of Elliot Avenue, subsequently was booked into Shreveport City Jail on one count of attempted armed robbery.
While investigators were on New London Street, a woman showed up in a private vehicle at University Health in the 1500 block of Kings Highway in Shreveport with her son, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police were summoned to University Health about 11:16 p.m. Nov. 11.
LaJames Lamar Smith, 20, of the 3800 block of Glencrest Street, falsely indicated to medical staffers that he had been shot while walking a trail near Hasset and Claiborne avenues, police say.
Detectives interviewed Smith at the hospital. Police said he would be booked into Shreveport City Jail on one count of attempted armed robbery after he is released from the hospital. Shreveport City Jail records indicate he was arrested at 5:30 am.
Anthony was booked into Shreveport City Jail at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday on one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.