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UPDATE: 1 arrested in Tallulah fatal home invasion

TALLULAH - UPDATE: The Madison Parish Sheriff's Office has released the names of the two suspects in the Country Meadows Apartments shooting that happened Sunday evening. 

The suspects have been identified as Corey McGowan, 21, and Robert Freeman, 17. The two males were armed when they broke into the residence and robbed the homeowner of money. The homeowner and the suspects engaged in an exchange of  gunfire, which left Freeman dead and the homeowner injured. 

The homeowner's identity is not being released but the Madison Parish Department is confirming that the injuries a very serious. That person is receiving medical attention. 

McGowan is being held with no bond and is being charged with home invasion, armed robbery and attempted first degree murder.


FRIENDS SPEAK: It was a tough day for a few high school seniors at Madison High School. They say that their friend and classmate Robert Freeman was the victim in a shooting that occurred late Sunday evening in Tallulah. 

Friends remember Freeman as a good, fun, loving person. He was 17 years old and a member of the school's basketball team. They say that all of them grew up together and are really close. "We're going to miss him. Wish we could just wake up from this nightmare, it ain't real," said Erica Brown. 

Madison Parish Sheriff's Department has confirmed that around 10 p.m. Sunday night, three people were shot at Country Meadows Apartments. One of those victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other two were injured. Friends say Freeman was that victim. 

Although this group of friends now is one less, they report that they are happy they have so many fun times to keep him close. "My favorite memory is when we'd be in Spanish. He'd get the mouse and unplug it from the computer. He'd hang it up on the ceiling fan in class and he'd act like he's in the studio rapping," said Kenzee McCoy.

The friends are sad but remain faithful knowing that even though he's gone, he will never be forgotten.

The Madison Parish Sheriff's Office is still investigating this case and they believe this incident began as a home invasion. They have not officially released the names of the victims, but these friends confirm they know Robert Freeman is the one who died in the shooting last night.


Louisiana State Police are investigating after a shooting killed one and injured two in Tallulah.

According to the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at Country Meadows Apartment Complex on North Cedar Street around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.

Officials believe the shooting was the result of a home invasion. 

Names are not being released at this time.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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