Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana reported that an intrusion suspect died in a gunfight with a homeowner.
WBRZ reported that 20-year-old Major Payton made entry into a trailer occupied by a 60-year-old man around 3:00 a.m. Sheriff Bobby Webre said both men began shooting and both men were hit.
Payton was struck in the chest and died at the scene. The 60-year-old was struck in the stomach and is expected to live:
The coroner just wheeled out the victim of the early morning fatal shooting on Black Locust Road in Gonzales.
— Johnston vonSpringer (@johnstonvon) February 13, 2019
According to the Advocate, Payton had been arrested at age 17 after “administrators at Scotlandville High School found a pistol in his backpack.”
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