12-year-old fatally shot dead a man who had broken into his home and threatened his mother, according to Louisiana PD. As per reports, a 32-year-old man encountered an unidentified woman outside her home in Louisiana on June 30. He proceeded to force the woman inside her home and a struggle between the two ensued. That struggle alerted the woman’s 12-year-old son, who believed his mother’s life to be in danger. The boy grabbed a hunting rifle and shot the man, who was later pronounced dead from his injuries at hospital.
An investigation is now underway, with the sheriff’s office and local district attorney to determine whether or not the shooting was justified. At the time of writing, Travis has said his office doesn’t have any physical evidence or testimony incriminating the young boy.
Sheriff Travis said: “The mother is understanding that he’s going to need some treatment and need to talk to people and helping him understand that he’s a very normal person that was put in an abnormal situation.”
Two other adults, Johnathon Barker and Jennifer Bond have been charged, Baker with second-degree murder, principal to aggravated burglary and principal to aggravated kidnapping, and Bond with one count of accessory.
Travis went on to explain that though Barker did not directly kill anyone, his alleged participation in the burglary ultimately resulted to LeBlanc’s death.