HAMMOND – A Tangipahoa woman is facing an attempted second-degree murder charge for allegedly shooting her husband four times following an argument, according to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto.
Deputies were called to a home on Kellie Drive early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office, after a 911 call from a man who could be heard saying his address over the phone.
As deputies pulled up to the home, Alesha Douglas, 42, was attempting to leave in a vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, she said her husband, Brian Douglas, 43, was “armed and irrational” inside the house.
Inside deputies found Mr. Douglas, who had been shot. He was given medical aid, and according to the sheriff’s office, his wounds were not life threatening. He is currently in stable condition.
Authorities determined that the couple had been involved in a domestic dispute before Alesha Douglas shot her husband, and she was trying to flee the scene when deputies arrived at the home.
The incident remains under investigation.