Hunter Johnson Dillard Woodard
Shreveport Police detectives have arrested three men in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a south Shreveport residence last evening.
Gunner Hendrix, 17, of the 700 block of Woodvale Drive in Shreveport, Hunter Johnson, 18, of the 100 block of Southfield Road in Shreveport and Dillon Woodard, 17, of the 200 block of Roma Drive in Shreveport were arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery and booked into the Shreveport City Jail Monday night.
At approximately 6:35 p.m. on October 1, 2012, SPD officers and detectives responded to a call from an apartment house in the 100 block of Southfield Road relative to a report of an attempted break-in.
Upon arrival there, officers learned that multiple male suspects attempted to force their way into an apartment where two teenage males, both under the age of 18, were present.
The victims advised investigators that while they were sitting inside their apartment, they heard what sounded like a knock at the front door. Both victims advised authorities that when they went to investigate the source of the knocking, they observed two men standing outside the apartment's front entrance.
The victims stated that as they unfastened the door, the suspects attempted to force their way inside the residence, after punching one of the victims in the face. The victims, after successfully denying entry to both intruders, were able to close and secure the front door leaving the suspects outside.
One of the victims indicated that he ran to a back closet inside the apartment to arm himself, alleging that one of the suspects, while remaining outside of the apartment, armed himself with an assault rifle and pointed the gun at him through the apartment's rear patio glass door.
It was at that segment, both victims reported fleeing from the apartment, while being subsequently chased by two of the offenders that had tried to force their way inside the apartment.
In their efforts to elude the would-be bandits, the victims stated that they fled to a nearby supermarket seeking refuge. As fate would have it, an off-duty Shreveport Police Detective, after observing portions of the unrest unfold, sprang into action and was able to detain one of the suspects he observed chasing the victim.
The captured suspect, who would later be identified as Hendrix, was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Authorities on scene at the crime recovered an assault rifle believed to have been used in the incident.
During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to positively confirm the identities of two other men believed to have participated in the botched robbery.
Johnson and Woodard were apprehended by authorities at their respective residences after information gathered during the investigation, linked them to the crime.