Cop's wife critically wounded in home invasion

Cop's wife critically wounded in home invasion

Cop's wife critically wounded in home invasion

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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 6:50 PM

Karen Swensen / Eyewitness News
Email: kswensen@wwltv.com | Twitter: @karenswensen

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have released the names of two suspects in a violent home invasion that happened last month in New Orleans East.

Eyewitness News has learned that the home where it happened is the home of a New Orleans police officer whose wife was critically wounded in the attack.

It was June 28 at about 9:10 p.m. when sources say a police officer's son went outside after hearing his dog bark and was confronted by several attackers, including 26-year-old Arnton Johnson and 25-year-old Brandon Tucker.

According to the police release, the victim reportedly called for his mother, who police say armed herself and got into a shootout with the suspects.

The police officer's wife was reportedly shot in the arm and critically injured, and one of the gunmen was reportedly hit in the hand.

Police have released video and several pictures of "persons of interest" in the case that include a woman.

While there's no mention of a woman in the police release, witnesses told us a woman was present the night of the crime.

One eyewitness said he saw four men and one woman with long, dark hair park around the corner from the home and then get out and walk to the policeman's house, with the woman leading the way.

He said she went up to the front door while the four men remained out of sight behind a brick fence until the officer's son answered the door.

The witness said after the shooting, he saw the five people jog back to the corner and then walk to their car and drive off.

Police say the victim's condition has improved.

They would not release any information about a possible motive or female suspect, but encouraged anyone with information about any of the persons of interest to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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