Hammond man dies defending house in home invasion

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:14pm

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding a murder that happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning on Bailey Dr. in Hammond.

Homeowner’s of the Bailey Dr. residence were awakened by the sound of someone kicking in their back door.

Within moments the homeowner, 30-year-old Brandon Simms, exchanged gunfire with the intruder, resulting in Simms’s death.

After the attack, the alleged suspect(s) fled the residence in an unknown direction.

The only information detectives have at this time regarding the alleged suspect is that he is an unknown black male.

Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information connected to this incident to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.


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