HAMMOND — A Hammond-area woman has been booked with attempted second-degree murder following a shooting injury of her husband early Sunday, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a residence on Kellie Drive, west of Hammond, around 2 a.m., spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release. All that could be heard was a male voice stating his address.
As responding deputies arrived at the home, they spotted a vehicle leaving without its headlights on, Panepinto said.
Deputies stopped the car, and the driver, 42-year-old Alesha Douglas, said her husband was inside the house, armed and irrational, Panepinto said. Inside, the deputies found Brian Douglas, 43, with four gunshot wounds.
Douglas’ wounds were not life-threatening, and he is reported to be in stable condition, Panepinto said.
Investigators later learned the couple had been having an argument when Alesha Douglas grabbed a handgun and shot her husband, Panepinto said.
Alesha Douglas was attempting to flee the scene when deputies arrived, Panepinto said.
The events leading up to the shooting are still under investigation.