Dec 122012

Police guard a home in the 8800 block of Hickory was a man was critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday evening. (Robert Morris,

After a 19-year-old barged into a west Carrollton home and shot a man inside, family members managed to detain the gunman until police arrived, authorities said.

Terrance Hampton, 19, entered the home in the 8800 block of Hickory around 5:25 p.m. and shot the 28-year-old victim in the chest, said Officer Garry Flot, a NOPD spokesman. The shooting victim was critically injured, and Hampton was also treated for minor injuries after the family members restrained him, Flot said.

Hampton will be charged with attempted murder, police said.

The home where the shooting took place is less than a block from James Weldon Johnson Elementary School. Principal Wanda Brooks and community leaders have been begging state officials for years for a new location, possibly the old Priestley site on Leonidas, because the frequency of deadly violence within sight of the school yard.

  4 Responses to “Family members capture suspect after shooting in west Carrollton, police say”

  1. Compliments to the members of this gutsy family!

  2. that house has been a problem with constant loitering and drug activity. Have called the NOPD and the landlord about it in the past to report problems. Owned by a relatively prominent local developer

  3. would it be easier to spend the money moving the school and hiring more cops, putting cameras up to help control the crime???

  4. Compliments to the family for catching the shooter. And…compliments to the Uptown Messenger for getting the headline of the story correct, which is more than can be said for the TP.

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