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Sheriff: Homeowner shot during home invasion, 2 arrested

Edward "Willie" Scott III, Patrick Austin (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Edward "Willie" Scott III, Patrick Austin (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Two men have been arrested after a Sunday morning home invasion on Chick Duplessis Road in Gonzales.

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office say the homeowners woke up to a noise early Sunday morning. The male homeowner went to see what was going on. He was met by 23-year-old Edward "Willie" Scott III and 22-year-old Patrick Austin in the hallway.

Police documents say Scott pulled out a gun and shot the homeowner. The homeowner was taken to the hospital where he remains in guarded condition.

Patrick Austin, 22, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and home invasion.

Edward Scott III, 23, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, and illegal use of a weapon.

They both were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet.

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