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Home Invasion Suspect Fatally Shot By Homeowner, Accomplice Faces Murder Charges

CLINTON, LOUISIANA – An armed person was fatally shot by a resident during an early morning home invasion near Clinton on Wednesday.  According to information provided by the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, the person allegedly broke into a home on the 5800 block of Winchester Lane around 7:21 a.m.

Deputies arrested two other suspects who allegedly participated in the invasion. Johnathon Barker of Clinton was booked into East Feliciana Parish Prison on charges of second-degree murder, principal to aggravated burglary and principal to aggravated kidnapping. Although Barker isn’t accused of directly killing anyone, East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said his participation in the burglary was a contributing factor in the death.

Deputies arrested two other suspects who allegedly participated in the invasion. Johnathon Barker of Clinton was booked into East Feliciana Parish Prison on charges of second-degree murder, principal to aggravated burglary and principal to aggravated kidnapping. Although Barker isn’t accused of directly killing anyone, East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said his participation in the burglary was a contributing factor in the death.

Louisiana is one of many states where alleged suspects can be charged with murder if they are participating in a felonious crime where a person dies, whether it is a victim or another suspect. The Sheriff said that his office is waiting until the coroner makes a positive identification on the deceased person and their family is notified before releasing the identity of the alleged suspect.

Jennifer Bond of Ethel was also booked into the same prison on one count of accessory after the fact. The investigation is ongoing.

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