New Orleans, LA — Gun owners are cheering today for a New Orleans homeowner who used a gun to defend himself and his young daughter from four home invaders,sending two to the morgue and the other two to the hospital.
STPSO: Arrest warrants issued for two suspect accused in Lacombe home invasion https://t.co/ulv4t7EGOn
— FOX 8 New Orleans (@FOX8NOLA) December 11, 2020
The local station, Fox8, WVUE, reported the details:.
St. Tammany sheriff’s deputies are investigating a double homicide in Lacombe in which two of four of the armed intruders were killed. The homeowner’s four-year-old daughter was also struck by a bullet in the crossfire.
It is a tight-knit community here on Palmer Drive where everyone is either related or has known each other for years and many are stunned by what happened here on Tuesday.
Police say four armed intruders entered the home at the end of Palmer Drive at around 10 a.m. and all four wound up being shot by the homeowner leaving two of them are dead.
The St. Tammany Coroner’s office has identified the deceased as 25-year-old Renard Causey Jr. and 21-year-old Justin Hill, of Hammond. The homeowner’s four-year-old daughter was also apparently struck in the crossfire.
A relative tells us that the homeowner may have been pistol-whipped before he fired at the intruders. Neighbors say they waited 24 hours to learn about the shooting.
The little girl is expected to survive and the homeowner is not facing any charges at this time.
Due to a law in Louisiana, if a criminal is involved in a felony crime that leads to the death of anybody involved — even a criminal accomplice — they can be charged with murder.
That’s what’s happening in this case: the two surviving home invaders are being charged with murder for the death of their two friends.
Broad Daylight On A Weekday
This homeowner was likely just going about his normal morning routine. After all, 11:00 am on a weekday isn’t a time most people are expecting a home invasion!
Carry every day!