A Vehicle burglary suspect was shot in the jaw after a five-hour stand-off with police in Winnfield early this morning.
Cornelius Street, 42 of Winnfield allegedly burglarized a vehicle located on Cedar Dr. in Winnfield Wednesday night. The City of Winnfield Police Department received a call of a vehicle burglary in progress. The location of the vehicle was located outside of the city limits so Winn Parish Sheriff’s Department was called by the WPD.
Winn Parish Sheriff’s Department assisted by Winnfield Police Department attempted to arrest Street at his home located at 1708 Front St. in Winnfield at approximately 11 PM Wednesday. As officers approached the door of the house, five shots were fired at the officers.
Street barricaded himself inside the home with his girlfriend and children inside. Winn Parish Sheriff’s Department called the Louisiana State Police SWAT team to assist. Winnfield Fire Department and Advanced Ambulance were also called and staged nearby on E. Jones St.
After a four-hour stand-off, LA State Police SWAT breached the front door, threw flashbangs into the home, and was able to remove the suspect’s girlfriend and children from the house.
Street was barricaded in a storage room in the front of the home. According to sources, he was shot one time through the left side of the jaw. Street was transported in stable condition to Rapides Regional Medical Center.
No officers were injured during the incident. This story is still developing.