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Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Critically Injuring Girl During Home Invasion Arrested In Louisiana: Sheriff

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Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office; UNSPLASH

Sep. 28 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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Authorities in Louisiana have apprehended a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man and critically wounding his 12-year-old daughter during a home invasion, officials announced.

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On Sept. 27, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Omarion Hookfin, 18, in connection with the shooting death of 32-year-old Donte Perry in Hammond, The Advocate reported.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, several armed men broke into Perry’s apartment and deputies responding to the scene heard gunfire coming from inside the residence, the sheriff’s office said, according to WAFB.

Deputies found Perry dead and his 12-year-old daughter critically injured after she was shot five times.

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Officials said one of the home invaders allegedly put a gun to the head of Perry’s 7-year-old child, but the weapon was either out of bullets or jammed. The child and a 2-year-old were both unharmed.

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Hookfin faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and aggravated kidnapping, according to WAFB.

He was being held at the Tangipahoa Parish jail.

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