It wasn't the Gallic wars. But it was as devastating for a suspected burglar who ran into a real life Julius Caesar at a local motorcycle dealership early this morning and fell with critical injuries from a shotgun blast.
Original reportFrom the LR Police Department:
2009- 76894 – ATTEMPTED COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
SUSPECT – HAYWOOD PATTERSON, B/M, 10-9-1965, 3801 HARRISON
SUSPECT – 2 B/M’S
VICTIM – BMW MOTORCYCLES OF LITTLE ROCK, 710 JONES
INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 7-7-09 AT 0506 HOURS
INCIDENT LOCATION – 710 JONES
ARREST DATE/TIME – 7-7-09 AT 0525 HOURS
ARREST LOCATION – 7TH & COATES
Officers responded to a burglar alarm at BMW Motorcycles of Little Rock and made contact with an employee, Julius Ceasaer, who advised he was sleeping in the business when he heard a loud noise. He then observed a dark colored Dodge pick up backing into the business. Ceasaer advised that he grabbed his shotgun and approached the front door and observed a black male looking around at some of the motorcycles that were on display. When the suspect observed Ceasaer, he ran out of the business. The suspect vehicle then fled the area. Ceasaer observed the suspect crouching down outside the business at the point of entry. Ceasaer advised that he feared the suspect may have had a weapon so he fired shots at him. Patterson was wounded in the upper body and face and he attempted to flee the area, but was apprehended shortly thereafter. He was transported to UAMS where his injuries are life threatening. No charges at this time and detectives are working to identify the other two suspects.
AFTERNOON UPDATE: The suspect remains in serious condition. The police continue to seek two men who drove away in the pickup. Police said the pickup had been backed through the door of the dealership, a noise that drew the attention of the guard. When he came forward, two men jumped in the truck and fled. It's unclear why one stayed behind or what his intentions might have been. Fearing for his safety, the guard fired at him as he crouched at the front door, a police spokesman said. He apparently was not armed, police found.