A 12-year-old boy grabbed a hunting rifle and shot dead an armed burglary suspect who broke into his family’s house in Louisiana and attacked his mother last week.
The violent home invasion unfolded at around 7,20am on June 30 in the 5800 block of Winchester Lane near Clinton, according to a news release from the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office.
Brad LeBlanc, 32, was armed with a pistol when he encountered the female resident outside her house that morning.
The Vidalia man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Travis said his office doesn’t have evidence at this time that would incriminate the boy and there are no plans to file charges against him, according to The Advocate.
The local district attorney will decide whether the shooting was justified when the sheriff’s office finishes its investigation.