Three Shreveport teenagers have been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a south Shreveport apartment.

Shreveport Police Corporal Marcus Hines tells KEEL News two teenagers were inside the apartment in the 100 block of Southfield Road, when they heard a knock on the front door. They went to check it out, and saw two people standing outside.

As they unfastened the lock, the suspects punched one of the guys in the face and forced their way inside. The guys took off and one tried to arm himself with an assault rifle, when he saw one of the suspects pointing an assault rifle at him.

The two were able to run to a nearby grocery store, where an off-duty Shreveport police detective happened to be. He saw what was going on and arrested the guy with the gun, identified as 17-year-old Gunner Hendrix. Then detectives were able to confirm the identities of two other guys believed to be involved, 17-year-old Dillon Woodard and 18-year-old Hunter Johnson.

All three have been booked into the city jail with attempted armed robbery.