Grambling man charged after allegedly shooting sister

Lydell Hill mug shot courtesy of the LPSO

By T. Scott Boatright

A Grambling man remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Monday after allegedly shooting his sister in the leg late Saturday night.

Grambling Police Department officers responded to a call late Saturday in reference to someone being shot. Upon arrival, officers found a woman laying in the doorway of a home on Richmond Drive saying “I’ve been shot.”

The victim reportedly told officers that she didn’t know who shot her but that she needed help.

While Grambling Fire Department personnel attempted to treat the woman for her injuries, they reported that her brother, Lydell Reed Hill, appeared to be “very intoxicated” and kept interfering.

Hill’s arrest affidavit says that after they asked Hill several times to move away from firefighters, they took him into custody, handcuffed him and read his Miranda rights to him.

The arrest report said that as Hill was standing outside a patrol unit waiting to be placed inside, Hill said aloud, “They’re not gonna talk to me or play with me any kind of way.”

A witness told officers he had been outside talking with the sister and another when the sister went inside, and that a short time later he heard a gunshot come from inside the house before the sister opened the door and said that she had been shot.

That witness said he heard the sister tell the other witness not to tell police it was her brother because she didn’t want to get him in trouble. The same witness told the officer that he believed the shooting was accidental because Hill “was stumbling and falling to the ground because of his impairment.”

The arrest report said that Ruston paramedics responding to the scene determined the sister had been shot in the thigh area and transported her to LSU-Shreveport.

A GPD officer reportedly found a black .38 revolver in the front yard area where Hill had been seen falling to the ground.

Hill was transported to the LPDC and booked on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $175,000.

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