LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WGNO) -- A Louisiana man died after he was shot by a homeowner, and his wife was later arrested for an alleged home invasion.
Around 8:30 a.m. on January 12, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a location south of Livingston in reference to an unknown suspect forcing entry into an occupied home and a shot fired.
“Thirty-four-year-old Kendal McCarroll and his wife Angel drove a vehicle through the homeowner’s yard. Why? We don’t know at this time. ... When the McCarrolls couldn’t dislodge the vehicle, Kendal McCarroll forced his way into the home through the front door,” Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said.
"When the head of that household confronted him, Kendal retreated, but did not leave. Instead, he armed himself with a shovel handle. He then used that to break the bathroom window from outside the home. The resident, who remained inside the home with his family, feared for his safety and the safety of his family. That resident fired one single gunshot. The shot struck Kendal McCarroll,” said Ard.
Kendal McCarroll was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Angel McCarroll had left the scene, but she was later taken into custody by LPSO deputies. She remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on one count of Principal to Home Invasion.