Homer shooting suspect turns himself in

Published: Oct. 8, 2016 at 8:32 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2016 at 8:47 PM CDT
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HOMER, LA (KSLA) - Homer police say the suspect in the shooting of a man Oct. 6 turned himself in about 4 p.m. today.

Authorities are interviewing and processing 23-year-old Chauncey O. Thomas, of Homer, at the Police Department. Afterward, he will be booked into Claiborne Detention Center on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Thomas is accused of shooting 27-year-old Stephen Curry, of Homer, in the back about 4:20 p.m. Oct. 6 in the 1400 block of Pearl Street in Homer.

At last report, Curry remained in critical condition. He was treated at Claiborne Memorial Hospital then transferred to University Health in Shreveport for further treatment.

Warrants have been typed up for the arrests of others to be charged in connection with the case. "As soon as we get confirmation of the details, we will get them signed," Homer police Officer Justin Dickens said.

Earlier this week, Police Chief Russell Mills stressed that anyone caught harboring or aiding a fugitive would be prosecuted.

The shooting happened about 4:20 p.m. Oct. 6 in the 1400 block of Pearl Street in Homer.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the shooting to call Homer police at (318) 927-4001 or the Claiborne sheriff's office at (318) 927-2011.

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