Homeowner fatally shoots 1 of 2 suspects during burglary in progress

Second suspect captured, taken in for questioning along with homeowner

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - No charge has been filed against a Shreveport resident who returned home Sunday afternoon to find two intruders in his home.

“That homeowner was armed and was able to fire shots, striking one of the suspects and mortally wounding him,” police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

That suspect, a 40-year-old Shreveport man who has not yet been identified, is dead.

And the other suspect, identified by authorities as 47-year-old Martin Davenport, has been charged with one count of aggravated burglary.

Davenport, of the 1700 block of Clanton Street in Shreveport, was booked into Shreveport City Jail.

It happened about 3:11 p.m. Sunday on Marquette Avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

“A second man inside the home was able to escape the residence. However, he was apprehended a short time later by police responding to the scene," Hines said.

Davenport was taken to Shreveport police headquarters for questioning.

Shreveport police investigate a fatal shooting on Marquette Avenue the afternoon of Oct. 7. Preliminary investigation indicates a resident returned home to find a burglary in progress, authorities say.
Shreveport police investigate a fatal shooting on Marquette Avenue the afternoon of Oct. 7. Preliminary investigation indicates a resident returned home to find a burglary in progress, authorities say. (Source: Kenley Hargett/KSLA News 12)

The homeowner, who was not injured, also was detained by police and was to be taken to headquarters for questioning, Hines said.

At one point, police had more than 10 units on the scene between Quilen Boulevard and Melara Avenue.

That’s immediately east of Jewella Avenue and north of West 70th Street.

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