UPDATE: Paige Clark, 23, has been released from the hospital and was processed into the Livingston Parish Detention Center, the sheriff’s office said Sunday.
WALKER, La. (BRPROUD) — A burglary suspect accused of breaking into a Walker home was shot twice by the homeowner Monday night.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Friendship Road after 2 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10 regarding a burglary.
“The homeowners were sleeping,” said Sheriff Jason Ard. “Several popping noises under their carport area startled them awake. 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. The suspect was hit twice – in the leg & hip areas.”
The suspect, identified by deputies as Paige Clark, 23, of Walker, was taken to a hospital for her injuries. The sheriff’s office said she will be booked into Livingston Parish Detention Center on charges of aggravated burglary, burglary from a vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, and illegal use of weapons.
Detectives continue investigating the burglary. Anyone with information is urged to contact LPSO at 225-686-2241 x1 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.