Hammond Police: Revenge may be the motive behind an early mornin - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Hammond Police: Revenge may be the motive behind an early morning shooting

Source: RNN Source: RNN
HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) -

A Hammond man was shot early Tuesday in what Hammond Police believe may be revenge for a fatal shooting that happened in December.

Around 1 a.m., Hammond police responded to a call reporting shots fired near the intersection of East David Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

When police arrived, they found Demarkius Jackson, 27, of Hammond, inside a vehicle suffering from several gunshot wounds.

He was taken to North Oaks Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. 

Police say Jackson was involved in a shooting incident on December 29, 2016 when he shot and killed Martin Baker, 24, of Hammond, during an argument.

Detectives think this shooting may be in retaliation for Baker’s killing. The shooting was deemed justifiable and Jackson was cleared of all charges.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Kelvin James at 985-277-5755 or james_k@hammond.org with the Hammond Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Kermit Ruffins inviting fans to be part of music video shoot for Saints song

    Kermit Ruffins inviting fans to be part of music video shoot for Saints song

    Kermit Ruffins (R) announced that he is shooting a Saints music video at his lounge and is inviting fans to be a part of it. (Source: Kermit Ruffins Twitter page)Kermit Ruffins (R) announced that he is shooting a Saints music video at his lounge and is inviting fans to be a part of it. (Source: Kermit Ruffins Twitter page)

    New Orleans musician Kermit Ruffins announced on social media that he will be shooting a music video for a new Saints song this week and is asking fans to be a part of it.

    more>>

    New Orleans musician Kermit Ruffins announced on social media that he will be shooting a music video for a new Saints song this week and is asking fans to be a part of it.

    more>>
  • Nicondra: One more super hot day then a better chance at rain

    Nicondra: One more super hot day then a better chance at rain

    One more hot day is expected, then we may get a break from the heat due to some rain. (Source: FOX 8 file photo)One more hot day is expected, then we may get a break from the heat due to some rain. (Source: FOX 8 file photo)

    The heat holds on through Sunday afternoon. High temperatures continued to range from 94-100 degrees with a heat index making it feel like 106-112. We don't get much of a break during the overnights with lows only dipping to around 80. The high pressure starts breaking down on Monday and push back to the west.

    more>>

    The heat holds on through Sunday afternoon. High temperatures continued to range from 94-100 degrees with a heat index making it feel like 106-112. We don't get much of a break during the overnights with lows only dipping to around 80. The high pressure starts breaking down on Monday and push back to the west.

    more>>
  • New Orleans band's equipment stolen near Uptown bar

    New Orleans band's equipment stolen near Uptown bar

    The New Orleans Suspects band had its equipment stolen Uptown. (Source: New Orleans Suspects Facebook page)The New Orleans Suspects band had its equipment stolen Uptown. (Source: New Orleans Suspects Facebook page)

    A New Orleans band had its equipment stolen from a van while it was parked near an Uptown bar, according to a post on the band's Facebook page. 

    more>>

    A New Orleans band had its equipment stolen from a van while it was parked near an Uptown bar, according to a post on the band's Facebook page. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly