Shreveport Police Say 71-Year-Old Business Owner Shot Robbery Suspect
The tables turned on a robbery suspect in Shreveport when a 71-year-old shop owner took action into his own hands.
Cpl. Marcus Hines with Shreveport Police says the owner let 36-year-old Michael Kelly into his business to use the bathroom. He says that’s when Kelly stole the man’s wallet and things turned violent.
“As the suspect beat on the shop owner, he was able to produce a handgun himself and return fire after the suspect shot at him multiple times,” Hines said.
Hines says Kelly was struck three times and tried to flee on foot, but collapsed in front of the business. He says when police arrived, the owner was visibly shaken.
“The suspect is going to make it. He was taken to University Health hospital with injuries considered to be non-life threatening. Fortunately, for the owner of the shop, he suffered only minor injuries,” Hines said.
Hines says Kelly faces a laundry list of charges, including armed robbery, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, resisting an officer, and an outstanding warrant.