Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Alleged shooter heading to court

Robert_Horn_copyA north Webster Parish man is scheduled to appear in 26th Judicial District Court Monday, January 14 for the 2012 shooting of a Shongaloo woman.

Robert Horn, 55, of the 200 block of Bobby Davis Road, Shongaloo, is charged with attempted manslaughter and remaining on premises after being forbidden for allegedly shooting 40-year-old Cheryl Sanders at her Shongaloo residence in April.

According to reports, Horn took a 9mm handgun and went to Sanders' residence in the 600 block of Firetower Road to confront her about a problem between their children who allegedly were having relationship issues.

"When he went to her residence, he had someone else with him ... in another vehicle," said Webster Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Igo. "Sanders was alone. She said she came outside to talk to him and they got into an argument. She ordered him to leave several times and when he didn't, she went back into the house – she said to call the police. She armed herself with a .22 revolver and went back outside when she heard a car start – thinking he had left."

When Sanders returned to her front porch, she found Horn was still there and allegedly pointing a gun at her.

"The argument continued and Sanders was shot twice – once in the chest and another time in the side," Igo said. "She was left with damages to her liver, spleen, lungs and diaphragm."

Sanders was airlifted to LSU Medical Center where she underwent surgery for her injuries.

Igo said investigators interviewed Horn and Sanders before determining charges. Reports showed both guns were fired, but Horn was not hit.

"We don't feel it really matters who shot first," Igo said. "In this case, he was determined by law to be the aggressor, therefore he cannot claim self-defense."






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