Suspect sought for shooting of 18-year-old found in Tangipahoa yard takes own life
TANGIPAHOA - A suspect in the shooting death of an 18-year-old who was found with a gunshot wound in someone's yard reportedly took his own life during a standoff with deputies.
According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Tommie Diamond, 26, took his own life during a standoff with deputies while they were attempting to take him into custody for the shooting death of 18-year-old Calvin Felton. Felton was found in a yard in the village of Tangipahoa with a gunshot wound and later died in the hospital.
Late Thursday night, deputies learned Diamond was at a family member's home by using the tracker on his court-ordered ankle monitor. When deputies tried to contact him, Diamond reportedly barricaded himself inside the home with a handgun. After several hours of failed negotiations, law enforcement heard a single gunshot and it was found that Diamond had taken his own life.
Diamond was out of jail on bond for an August 2020 shooting that left a 21-year-old mother from Baton Rouge dead.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LaDOTD pushing to install more flashing yellow turn signals statewide
Neighbors express concern over new development near Country Club of Louisiana
Teacher booked for rape amid claims that she gave birth to student's...
Community leaders hosting event to stress the importance of getting out and...
La. congresswoman proposing federal bill to better help farmers and ranchers through...