SHREVEPORT, LA — Shreveport Police detectives have arrested three men in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a south Shreveport residence Monday evening.
At about 6:35 p.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 100 block of Southfield Road to reports of an attempted break-in. When police arrived, they discovered several men had tried to force their way into an apartment where two teenage boys were present.
According to the victims, they were sitting inside the apartment when they heard what sounded like a knock at the front door. Both teenagers went to see where the noise came from and saw two men standing outside the apartment’s front entrance.
The victims unfastened the door and were attacked by the unknown men; one of the boys was punched in the face. They were able to keep the intruders from getting inside and secured the door. One of the teens then ran to a back closet to arm himself, at which point he alleged one of the suspects armed himself with an assault rifle and pointed the gun at him through the apartments rear patio glass door.
At that moment, both victims ran from the apartment while being chased by two of the men that had tried to force their way inside the apartment. The teenagers were able to reach a nearby supermarket safely, and as fate would have it, an off-duty Shreveport detective was in the area. He was able to catch one of the suspects he saw chasing the victim.
The captured suspect, who would later be identified as Gunner Hendrix, 17, of Shreveport, was arrested and taken to police headquarters. Authorities at the crime scene recovered an assault rifle believed to have been used in the break-in.
Detectives were able to identify the other two other men allegedly involved in the botched robbery. They are Hunter Johnson, 18, of Shreveport and Dillon Woodard, 17, of Shreveport.
They were caught at their homes and linked them to the crime. All three suspects in the robbery were charged with attempted armed robbery and booked into the Shreveport City Jail.