TPSO investigates Hammond shooting
Published 6:23 pm Friday, August 6, 2021
HAMMOND, LA – Chief Jimmy Travis reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon on Baker Lane in Hammond, LA.
A caller stated they heard gunshots, then observed a male subject was lying in the roadway unresponsive. Following the 9-1-1 call reporting the sound of gunshots in the area, deputies responded to Baker Lane a little after 3:30 p.m., Travis reports. Once on scene, deputies discovered the male lying in the roadway with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 44 – year-old Telra Johnson of Hammond, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to injuries sustained during the altercation and subsequent shooting on Baker Lane.
Several suspects have been identified, however, detectives are still looking for additional information related to the case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact TPSO at (985) 345-6150 or leave an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa at 1-800-554-5245. You may be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.