Man shot during burglary of Prairieville homeowner’s car

Staff reports

A Prairieville man was hospitalized late Friday night after he was shot while attempting to burglarize a vehicle at a house on Stewart Road, Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reported.

The Sheriff's dispatch center received a 911 call from a woman who reported that her husband had just shot a man who was burglarizing their vehicle at their home on Stewart Road off of Hwy 933, Bacala said.

When authorities arrived on scene, the suspect was found lying in the yard, bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound.

The suspect, Adam Anderman, 28, also of Stewart Road, was transported to a local hospital where he was stabilized and  rushed to a Baton Rouge hospital for further treatment, Sheriff Jeff Wiley said.

Investigators learned that John Lott was home with his wife and children when his wife alerted him that someone was burglarizing their vehicle, Bacala said.

Lott told investigators he armed himself with a handgun, opened the door of his house, and told Anderman to get out of his vehicle.

After Anderman looked at him, but continued to rummage through the vehicle, Lott said he advised him that he was armed and would shoot if he did not get out of the vehicle, according to Bacala.

Anderman still did not comply, but a short time later he exited the vehicle and advanced toward Lott, Bacala said.

Lott warned Anderman to stop, but he refused and Lott fired a series of shots at Anderman who attempted to flee but fell in the yard a short time later from a gunshot wound, Bacala said.

According to the Sheriff’s office, a state criminal records check of Anderman showed that he was arrested several years ago for burglary.

He is also currently on probation for forgery, three counts of obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by fraud, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, possession of Ativan, and possession of Oxycontin, Bacala reported.

Anderman, of 16366 Stewart Road, remained in the hospital in an intensive care unit in critical condition, according to Bacala. He said preliminary prognosis indicates that Adam will survive his injuries and will later be arrested and charged with burglary and trespassing.  

The shooting remains under investigation.