Homeowner shoots armed intruder during burglary attempt

An intruder’s burglary attempt failed when the “legally armed” homeowner shot the intruder multiple times, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Paige Clark of Walker was transported to a local hospital after being shot twice- in the leg and hip areas.

Authorities say the failed burglary attempt occurred around 2 a.m. on Oct. 10 at the home on Friendship Road.

“The homeowners were sleeping.  Several popping noises under their carport area startled them awake,” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard in a statement. “They then learned an armed female suspect gained entry to their home by breaking their back door window.  The homeowner was legally armed inside the residence and fired at the suspect who was inside without permission.”

Authorities say Clark, 23, will be processed at the Livingston Parish Detention Center once released from the hospital.

Clark is facing aggravated burglary, burglary from a vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle and illegal use of weapons charges.

The case is still under investigation.

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