Minden man shoots girlfriend’s mother four times
A Webster Parish grandmother is in critical condition at a Shreveport hospital after she was shot four times at her residence shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday.
Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said 65-year-old Alice Mae Gillings of Doc Steed Road, Dixie Inn, was shot through the window of her home allegedly by her daughter's boyfriend who reportedly told an acquaintance he was going to kill the mother of his child.
Kendrick Warren, 32, of Minden, is charged with attempted second degree murder.
An accomplice, Lukas Fisher 30, of Shreveport, is also in custody, charged with accessory to attempted second degree murder.
Sexton said Warren originally targeted Allison Hudson who lives with her mother and with whom he shares an eight-year-old daughter.
"Their relationship has been rocky – off and on for some time," Sexton said. "The night before the shooting, Warren called Hudson's place of employment and told one of her co-workers that he was going to kill her."
Sexton said shortly after midnight Friday (12 a.m. Saturday) Warren went to a rear window of Gillings' residence and banged on it repeatedly.
"It was the window of the room where his child was sleeping," Sexton said. "The child went and got the grandmother and told her someone was knocking on the window. When Mrs. Gillings opened the blinds to the window, Warren fired six shots with a .380 revolver. Four of them struck Mrs. Gillings."
Sexton said he didn't think Warren knew at whom he was firing.
"He just started shooting," said the sheriff. "He actually shot the wrong victim. He could've shot his own daughter if she had opened the blinds first."
Gillings was reportedly struck in the wrist, arm and through her abdomen. She was airlifted to LSU Health Center where she underwent surgery.
Sexton said investigator Lt. Tommy Kemp, Jr. worked the case and, along with Maj. Jay Hortman and Lt. Scott Tucker, took Warren into custody around 4 a.m. Saturday.
"We didn't have much on him until we found the guy he's been running with," said the sheriff. "We knew Warren didn't have a vehicle, so once we found out who he runs with, we were able to put all the pieces of the puzzle together."
Sexton said investigators ran background checks, drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations when they discovered the type of vehicle owned by Fisher.
"It fit the description of a vehicle seen there at the scene of the shooting," Sexton said. "Fisher admitted to it, but Warren is still playing dumb."
Sexton said the revolver used in the shooting is still missing.