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16-year-old suspect killed in Shreveport home invasion

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The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night at a home in the 3000 block of Morningside Dr. The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night at a home in the 3000 block of Morningside Dr.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport police say a suspect who died of his injuries after he was shot during a home invasion Sunday night was a 16-year-old male.

It happened around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night at a home in the 3000 block of Morningside Dr.  Police say a 16-year-old male, who's name has not been released, reportedly tried to enter the house armed with a long-barrel shotgun.  He demanded money from the homeowner, a 63-year-old woman.

Police say at some point during the ordeal, the homeowner was able to gain access to a handgun she kept secured inside the safe. That's when she fired several shots at the suspect hitting him in the upper body.

The teen ran from the scene but collapsed in front of a home about 6 houses down the street.

The suspect was taken to University Health Shreveport, where he died shortly after 10 p.m. Police say no charges have been filed against the woman.

During the course of the investigation, authorities were able to gather information and evidence linking the 16-year-old to a previous burglary of the homeowner's residence that occurred in mid December of 2013.

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