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.

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