Friday, December 26, 2003

Leesville, Louisiana

From Lake Charles' of December 26, 2003

Botched Robbery Leaves Suspect Dead

Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery of a business that left one suspect dead and the business owner wounded.

Leesville police say four men entered a business on Third Street at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday to rob the owner.

One of the suspects was killed in the ensuing gun battle and the business owner was injured and taken to Byrd Hospital where he was treated and released.

The names of the people involved were not released pending notification of the family of the fatally shot suspect.

Police Chief Bobby Hickman says one of the suspects was arrested and booked on a charge of armed robbery.

The two other suspects remained on the loose.

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