The deceased, Brad LeBlanc, 32, was shot at the boy’s home east of Clinton at around 7:20 a.m. on June 30
A home invasion at a Louisiana home led to a 12-year-old fatally shooting an armed intruder with a hunting rifle.
But the young boy, who feared for his mom’s safety, will not be charged according to the local sheriff, reported The Advocate.
“At this time, the East Feliciana Sheriff’s office has no evidence — whether it be physical evidence at the scene or testimony from witnesses — that would incriminate the 12-year-old, and therefore, at this time, we have no plans to bring charges against the 12-year-old child,” Sheriff Jeffrey Travis said.
The deceased, Brad LeBlanc, 32, was shot at the boy’s home east of Clinton at around 7:20 a.m. on June 30 according The Advocate.
LeBlanc, who was carrying a pistol, first approached the boy’s mom outside and then forced her to go inside where he was shot and later declared dead at the hospital.
Two other suspects involved in the home invasion were arrested a few days later.
Even though he didn’t directly kill anyone, Johnathon Barker is charged with second-degree murder because his involvement in the burglary led to the death of LeBlanc, and two other burglary and kidnapping related charges according to the Advocate.
Jennifer Bond is charged with accessory after the fact.