SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police say they arrested a homeowner who exchanged gunfire with intruders Monday night because the homeowner illegally possessed his handgun.
Rafeal Sinville, 29, was booked on one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The arrest came after police responded about 9:35 p.m. Monday to a call of a home invasion at a home in the 2500 block of Dupont Street.
Authorities say the homeowner was inside his home, heard a knock at the door, and, when he opened it, found one man who was armed and another man trying to force their way in.
Everyone has the right to self defense. A felon still should be able to defend his home.