Homeowner shoots and kills alleged intruder

Jim Hanzo
September 13, 2017 - 9:07 am
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A homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder at his home in Laplace, Tuesday night, according to the  St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office.  

The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of Cambridge Drive.  

The homeowner reported he heard voices in his yard and went outside to investigate.  When he opened the back door, he said a man tried to force his way into his home.  

Listen to Sheriff Mike Tregre:

Sheriff Mike Tregre on Home invasion killing.mp3

The homeowner told deputies he shot the intruder.  

27-year-old Kalvin Ferrygood was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital in New Orleans.  

The sheriff's office said, "The homeowner was not arrested, based on statements of the homeowner, a witness, and physical and video evidence."

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