Standoff over; no one found in house after home invasion

Standoff over; no one found in house after home invasion
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man suffered minor injuries but escaped during a home invasion Sept. 10 that led to a 4-hour standoff at his residence, family members and authorities said.

Two males burst into the house directly across from Caddo Middle Magnet School, accosted the elderly man inside then fled, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show the home invasion happened at 3:02 p.m.

Family members identified the home's occupant as Lee Wells.

They told KSLA News 12's Doug Warner that Wells, who is in his 80s, was asleep when the intruders broke through the front door.

At one point, they said, a pillow was placed over his head, presumably to cover his face.

Sometime later while the intruders were rummaging through the house, Well escaped and ran to a neighbor's to call for help.

Wells suffered a small bruise to his forehead during the assault, family members said.

Authorities cordoned off a 3-block area around the residence on Cornelius Lane between Terrell Drive and Aaron Place.

Police, their guns drawn, surrounded the residence. A SWAT team was summoned.

Their concern was that whoever broke into the home possibly still was inside.

Special Response Team members entered the house about 7 p.m. and found no one, Hines said.

The standoff now is over and there no longer are restrictions on traffic flow in the area of the home, authorities said.

Wells has since said that his 2 guns are missing and that the intruders were looking for cash but found none, family members said.

Police had 16 or more units on the scene throughout the standoff. The Fire Department later put a unit on standby.

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