Victim shoots home invader with a shotgun, suspect arrested

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a home invasion on Sixth Street that resulted in the suspect being shot in the hand.

On June 20 around 9:45 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of Sixth Street in reference to a home invasion. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located Brandon Bernstine, the suspect, (B/M, 33 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand. Brandon Bernstine was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
While on scene officers were able to make contact with the victim who said that Brandon Bernstine forced his way into the residence and committed a battery on her. The victim was able to retrieve a shotgun and fired one gunshot that struck the suspect in the hand.

Brandon Bernstine was arrested for Home Invasion and Remaining on Places after being Forbidden. He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective John Wynn at (318) 357-3811. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

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