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Teen shot during home invasion has prior record for same crime

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) –  According to police, one of three teenagers charged with a south Jackson home invasion was arrested for the same crime five months ago.

Sixteen year-old John Caston was one of the three people shot by a homeowner around 2:30 Saturday morning.

J.P.D. Officer Colendula Green said in July Caston and three other men were arrested for breaking into at least four homes in south and north Jackson.

Investigators said Caston, 17-year-old Clency Lampton and 19-year-old Nicholas Shannon kicked in the front door of a house in the 3500 block of Rainey Road.

They are each charged with house burglary and armed robbery and being held at the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond.

The unidentified homeowner, who declined an interview, told police they ordered the family to lie on the ground.

He was able to grab his gun and began firing shots.

Two of the robbers were shot in the leg, while one was shot in the back and leg.

Caston, Lampton and Shannon were taken into custody after being released from a local hospital.

A fourth man escaped.

"That makes me kind of leery of my neighbor and of my neighborhood, about what the citizens of Jackson have to experience. So it bothers me," said neighbor Catherine Helom.

"It's scary. It's scary. I suppose I'll call ADT after this and get an alarm system," said neighbor Frankie Patrick.

Investigators believe those suspects were linked to an earlier break-in on Cheswood Drive.

Around 1:30 Saturday morning J.P.D. officer responded to a home in the 1700 block.

There the homeowner reported that four men kicked in the carport door, pointed guns and demanded money.

No shots were fired during that crime.

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