Elderly man attacked in alleged Shreveport home invasion

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 6:14pm

Shreveport Police are investigating an early morning assault that has left an elderly Shreveport man hospitalized.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning, authorities responded to a home in the 4500 block of Line Avenue after receiving a call of an alleged home invasion. Upon the arrival of officers, contact was made with an elderly male who was the apparent home owner. The man was identified as 72 year old Winburn Cerlin. Cerlin was suffering from obvious trauma to the head after an alleged attack that appeared to have occurred inside his home. Cerlin was subsequently transported to a local hospital with injuries that were described as potentially non life threatening.

Detectives with the Shreveport Police Department's Robbery Unit along with Crime Scene Investigators responded to the home and launched their investigations. Authorities spoke to an adult female who advised that she had come to the residence to check on Cerlin, when she observed at least two males fleeing on foot from the area around Cerlin's home. At current, the role of the men has not been established as the investigation is yet in it's early stages. Authorities are working at this hour to identify and apprehend those responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or Shreveport Police Detectives at (318) 673-6955.


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