Man points shotgun at 11-year-old, accuses theft

Man points shotgun at 11-year-old, accuses theft
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 5:54pm

An 11-year-old boy was staring down the barrel of a shotgun when a man accused him of stealing an item from his vehicle, Kenner police said.

The incident happened on Saturday in the 2600 block of Augusta Street in Kenner.

Police said 22-year-old Earl Norman II accused the boy of stealing from his vehicle.

After accusing the boy, police said, Norman grabbed his shotgun, a stolen Mossberg 12 gauge, and pointed it at the boy.

The boy then ran inside his house for help, but Norman didn’t let the confrontation end there, police said.

Norman kicked in the door to the boy’s home, pointed the shotgun and a .40 caliber handgun at everyone inside and demanded his property, police said.

When police arrived at the scene, they said they found Norman at a nearby home.

Police said the shotgun was reported stolen from a vehicle in July, and the handgun was reported stolen by the New Orleans Police Department.

Norman was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, home invasion, simple criminal damage to property, illegal possession of stolen firearms and illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies.

Police said Norman has a prior felony conviction for simple burglary stemming from a 2008 arrest, which prevents him from possessing a firearm.

Norman remains in police custody with a bond set at $96,500.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 504-712-2222 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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