Man accused of 1st murder in Hammond city limits in 2+ years arrested
HAMMOND - Police say a man wanted in connection with the first murder within the city limits of Hammond in over two years has been arrested.
24-year-old Tremayne Sandifer, of Hammond, was arrested in New Orleans late Tuesday morning. He’ll be booked on charges of first degree murder, carjacking and carrying a firearm by a convicted felon.
Officers said the responded to reports of shots fired in the 200 block of South Scanlan Street in Hammond at around 10 p.m. Monday night. The victim of the shooting, 34-year-old William Davis, allegedly with Sandifer to complete a drug deal. Officers said several shots were fired, and Davis fled to a nearby residence where he died from gunshot wounds.
After he shot the victim, police said Sandifer fled in the victim’s silver 2014 Toyota Camry with a temporary tag.
Hammond PD notes that this is the first murder to have occurred within the city limits of Hammond in more than two years. The investigation is ongoing.
Sandifer will be booked on charges at Orleans Parish Prison and transferred back to Hammond to face charges there.