Teens charged in home invasion
Two suspects have been charged in connection with a May 2 shooting that appears to have been the result of an attempted robbery.
Court records show Jatarvis Pratt, 18, and Jovone Willis, 16, were charged Friday with multiple felonies in the shooting of Larry Clark III. Warrants for their arrests were issued Wednesday. Both are charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during a felony; Pratt was also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Willis, who is being charged as an adult, was charged with shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication.
As of Wednesday they had not been taken into custody.
Pratt and Willis, along with another unidentified male, are accused of bursting into Clark's home, 1112 NW Lake, just before midnight and ordering people there to empty their pockets. According to an affidavit, one resident said he and his friends were watching a movie when he heard someone knock at the door and claim to be a friend. The victim started to unlock the door, but quickly realized it was not his friend.
Clark and the other three occupants said three males forced their way in and pointed pistols. One male victim allegedly started struggling with Pratt over the suspect's gun, eventually running into a bathroom. Pratt allegedly fired through the bathroom door, attempting to shoot the man in the head. Clark and another victim then reportedly pushed Willis and the third suspect outside and slammed and locked the door before hearing another gunshot. According to the affidavit, Clark looked down and realized he had been shot in the chest through the front door. Police said it was a non-life-threatening injury.