HAMMOND, La. – A 30-year-old man was shot and killed after he exchanged gunfire with a suspect trying to kick in his back door, according to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards.
The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Monday on Bailey Drive in Hammond.
According to Edwards, the homeowners of the residence were awakened by the sound of their back door being kicked in. The homeowner, 30-year-old Brandon Simms, exchanged gunfire with the suspect and was shot and killed.
Edwards said the suspect or suspects fled the residence in an unknown direction.