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Shooting Death Could Be Self Defense

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GLENMORA, La. -- (Updated: Sept. 3, 2012) There are still no arrests in a shooting death from Saturday night in Glenmora.

Rapides Parish deputies say a domestic incident turned deadly when someone pulled a gun. Now, they say it looks like a case of self defense.

News Channel Five's Brooke Buford spoke with neighbors who say, the shooter did the right thing.

"I heard some gunshots," said Marlene Normand, a neighbor. "Just gunshots and that was it."

Marlene Normand says she never expected violence in her quiet neighborhood on Cudd Road Saturday night, especially violence coming from across the street.

She says she didn't think anything of it at first.

"You hear it, random gunshots," said Normand. "Shooting stuff in the yard, armadillos - whatever that's in the flower beds. That's all I thought."

That's until she says she saw deputies pull up.

"I ran," she said. "I got over there and it was true."

The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says they were called to the scene around 11 p.m.

When they got there, they say the found 26-year-old Jordan Thornhill of Glenmora on the ground outside.

"We found one subject that had suffered a gunshot wound," said Lt. Tommy Carnline with RPSO. "CPR was started by the Spring Creek Fire Department and Acadian was on scene. We determined later that the subject was deceased."

Deputies tell us they think Thornhill, his girlfriend and another man - who neighbors say was the girl's stepfather - were all outside when an argument broke out. That's when they think he pulled out a knife and the stepfather shot him.

"It is looking more like a self defense case," said Lt. Carnline. "But, again, the investigation is ongoing. I don't want to comment too much as to what we're looking at. But, as of right now, that's what we're looking at. The victim's body is going to have an autopsy. We'll be awaiting results on that also."

Normand says she can't blame her neighbor for his actions.

"He protected his family," she said. "No, he should not be arrested. He did what he thought he could. He was protecting his family and his house."

Deputies say no arrests have been made in the case so far. It's still under investigation.

 

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GLENMORA, La. - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death in Glenmora. And, the sheriff's department tells us it looks like a case of self defense.

According to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Cudd Road around 11 p.m. Thursday for a disturbance.

When they got there, they say they found 26-year-old Jordan Thornhill of Glenmora shot in the front yard.

Deputies believe Thornhill and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument. Deputies say he had a knife on him and believe he got violent. That's when they believe a relative of the her's shot him, possibly in self defense.

"It is looking more like a self defense case," said Lt. Tommy Carnline with RPSO. "But, again, the investigation is ongoing. I don't want to comment too much as to what we're looking at. But, as of right now, that's what we're looking at. The victim's body is going to have an autopsy. We'll be awaiting results on that also."

Deputies tell us, no arrests have been made as of right now. And, the incident is still under investigation.

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