Second suspected intruder arrested in fatal Prairieville home invasion shootout

Second suspect arrested in connection to deadly home invasion in Ascension Parish

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Officials are investigating what they describe as a deadly home invasion that happened early Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at a house in the Bishop Woods Subdivision in Prairieville.

Two men were suffering from gunshot wounds when police arrived. Deputies believe a shootout occurred between the alleged intruder and the homeowner. The alleged intruder later died. He has been identified as 20-year-old Major Payton, of Baker.

The homeowner, a 60-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He’s listed as being in critical condition.

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, detectives arrested Jalen Griffin, 20, for his involvement in the shooting.

Jalen Griffin, 20 (Source: APSO)
Jalen Griffin, 20 (Source: APSO)

Griffin was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary with a weapon, illegal use of weapons, attempted first-degree murder, and second-degree murder .He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on Thursday, February 21, where no bond has been set.

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