12-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Armed Burglar During Home Invasion

(WAFB) A 12-year-old boy who feared for his life and mother’s shot and killed an armed burglar during a home invasion in East Feliciana Parish on Wednesday, June 30.

According to the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, witnesses saw Brad LeBlanc, 32, armed with a pistol and made contact with the primary female resident in the 5800 block of Winchester Lane outside her home in the early Wednesday morning.

LeBlanc forced her inside of the home. Once inside the home, a struggle began between Leblanc and the female resident. It was at this time the 12-year-old son of the female victim, who feared for his and his mother’s safety, shot LeBlanc with a hunting rifle.

LeBlanc was later pronounced dead at the hospital by the East Feliciana Parish Coroner.

People who live in the neighborhood were so nervous that they didn’t feel comfortable talking on camera.

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Child Will Not Face Charges

(WBRZ) The sheriff’s office released new details about a deadly home invasion where a 12-year-old shot and killed the person breaking into a family’s home this week.

WBRZ first reported new details earlier Friday and the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office released even more information later in the day.

The East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office identified two other suspects involved in the home invasion. Jonathan Barker was booked for second-degree murder, principal to aggravated burglary and principal to aggravated kidnapping. Jennifer Bond is charged as an accessory after the fact. 

The child who shot the burglar is not expected to face charges at this time, officials said Friday. 

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