He thought the fact that he was armed meant things would go his way. They didn’t. DA: Homeowner justified in shooting, killing suspected burglar.
The homeowner shot him after a brief struggle.
District Attorney Hillar Moore III was at the scene and confirms that the preliminary investigation indicates that this will be classified as a justified shooting. Moore said the Castle Doctrine of Louisiana fits in this case. The doctrine states that a homeowner has the right to defend themselves and their property, if their life is threatened.
The second homicide that has been found to be justified in East Baton Rouge in the last month. Self-defense is legal in Louisiana.
Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.