Friday, April 2, 2004

Shreveport, Louisiana

From the Shreveport Times of April 2, 2004:

Home invasion shooting leaves one dead

A would-be robber is dead and one of his victims is in jail on drug charges after a home invasion early Thursday morning.

Carlos Cannon, 22, of Shreveport died after allegedly breaking into a home in the 3900 block of Sumner Street and being shot by the homeowner, 24-year-old Quirinius Wilson, said Shreveport police Detective Jeff Brown.

Wilson, also known as Casey Eugene Wilson, and his 29-year-old wife were asleep when Cannon and at least two other men allegedly forced their way inside, Brown said. "They heard the door being kicked in, and (Wilson) lay there in wait and she got in the closet and hid."

Cannon, armed with a semiautomatic handgun he never fired, charged down the hall but didn't make it farther than the open bedroom door when he was hit in the abdomen several times by more than 12 rounds fired from Wilson's SKS assault rifle, Brown said.

At least one of the other two intruders fired several shots through the living room wall. One grazed the wife's left arm. She was treated at the scene.

"They just had their own little war inside the house," Brown said.

The intruders realized they were outgunned and ran, leaving their vehicle, Brown said. "Wilson went out the front door and fired a couple of times toward where he said he thought he heard them."

Wilson was not charged in the shooting because he acted in self-defense, Brown said. But he was arrested after police reportedly discovered marijuana in the house. Wilson was charged on one count each of possession of a Schedule I narcotic and possession of a Schedule I narcotic with intent to distribute, Brown said.

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