Reserve homeowner stops intruders

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2012

LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded last Wednesday to the 200 block of East 16th Street in Reserve for the report of a home invasion.

The 72-year-old-male victim told deputies he was in the kitchen of his home when he heard knocking and kicking at the front door and someone yelling in a threatening manner. He armed himself with a handgun, and when he peeked into the living room, he saw a male subject holding a handgun in the living room. The victim shot in the direction of the intruder who fled out the front door. He and another subject who was outside ran north on East 16th Street. The victim was not injured. It is unknown if the perpetrator was wounded.

One perpetrator was wearing a black shirt with a hood; the other perpetrator was wearing a grey shirt and a cap. Deputies canvassed the area looking for the perpetrators to no avail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives at 985-359-8769 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.