Cops: Hammond man killed after suspect kicks in door
Dave Cohen Reporting
Cops on the Northshore say someone kicked in a door and killed a homeowner in Hammond.
"Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public's assistance in gathering information regarding a homicide that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning on Bailey Dr. in Hammond," Spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release.
She says the victim heard a noise and went to see what was happening.
"Homeowner's of the Bailey Dr. residence were awakened by the sound of their back door being kicked in," Panepinto said. "Within moments the homeowner, 30 year old Brandon Simms, exchanged gunfire with the intruder resulting in the homeowner's death.
She says the only description that have is that the suspect is an "unknown black male."
Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information connected to this incident to please come forward and contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.