Suspect shot by resident while running from Shreveport police

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:45am

A man who ran from authorities late Tuesday night was shot at a nearby home after he allegedly tried to enter the residence while trying to evade police.

At around 11:51 p.m., a Shreveport police officer spotted what appeared to be a broken down vehicle in traffic near the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Harrison Street. As the officer pulled up to help, the lone passenger of the car ran. The officer chased the man, but was initially unable to catch him. Other officers were arriving on scene when gunshots rang out nearby.

Upon further investigation, officers found 37-year old Lindburgh Williams behind a home in the 500 block of Harrison Street suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower torso. Williams was taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Detectives learned the resident of that home on Harrison Street heard what sounded like someone trying to break into a window at the back of his house. He armed himself and went to investigate, finding Williams as he was allegedly trying to climb through a window. He fired two shots, one of which struck Williams.

Detectives believe Williams and the resident who shot him were not known to each other. Police continue to investigate why Williams ran from the police.

Williams, of Shreveport, has been charged with one count each of attempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and criminal trespass. The man who fired the shots has not been charged at this time and the case will be turned over to the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office for review.

From Shreveport Police Department


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