Police have two suspected burglars in custody Monday night thanks to proactive neighbors and a speedy police response.
It all started just after 11:45 am on September 11, 2017, in the Southern Hills Neighborhood in south Shreveport. A concerned neighbor witnessed two men forcibly entering a house in the 3000 block of Burson Drive. Shreveport Police patrol officers and liaison officers were nearby and arrived on scene quickly. As they were arriving on scene, the suspect fled from the residence on foot entering into the yards of other neighbors. A neighbor and his father were in the back yard of one of those residences when they encountered Tarodganey Sumner, 26, of the 600 block of Bringhurst Drive. Sumner allegedly aimed a suppressed .22 caliber pistol at them prompting the citizen to fire a shot to defend his life and the life of his father. The shot missed the suspect but caused the suspect to drop his weapon and get onto the ground. They yelled out to officers who were able to locate them and take the suspect into custody. A second suspect, Calvin Horton, 27, of the 500 block of West 76th Street was located in another neighbor’s yard and taken into custody as well.
During the investigation and subsequent neighborhood canvass, investigators and officers located the suspect’s dark gray four door Chevy Impala parked at another residence in the neighborhood. Inside of that vehicle, they located a suppressed 9 mm handgun, bags of jewelry, and a small amount of Marijuana. It was later determined that the jewelry had been taken during a separate home burglary in the 300 block of Atlantic in the Broadmoor neighborhood. That burglary occurred earlier in the day. The suppressed .22 caliber handgun used to assault the two citizens was recently stolen during a burglary on Maryland Avenue in the South Highland’s neighborhood.
Sumner and Horton were each charged with one count of Aggravated Burglary and one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Sumner was also charged with Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm and two counts of Aggravated Assault. Both were booked into the Shreveport City Jail. More charges are expected.