Deputies: Intruder shot by home owner in Baldwin


UPDATE: The homeowner who allegedly shot an intruder Wednesday night has been arrested by st. Mary Parish deputies. 

Martin Willis, 39, was charged with possession of an unregistered illegal firearm. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

The intruder remains hospitalized the sheriff’s office said. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

ORIGINAL STORY: One person was shot and another person is in custody after a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Baldwin.

The shooting was reported shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Chitimacha Trail. 

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anyslum said one man was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound. and one person has been detained. 

The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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