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LaPlace homeowner shoots, kills home invader

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LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

A LaPlace homeowner shot and killed another man who entered his house, according to initial St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday around 8 p.m., St. John deputies responded to a call on Cambridge Drive.

When they arrived, they found Kalvin Ferrygood, 27, of Garyville inside the home.

The homeowner told deputies he opened the back door after hearing voices in the backyard.

At that point, Ferrygood entered the house and was shot.

Ferrygood was taken to a New Orleans hospital where he later died.

The homeowner was not arrested based on statements, a witness, and physical and video evidence.

A neighbor said his it was his family's backyard Ferrygood ran through to get to the house where he was shot.

He said Ferrygood shot at him first before entering the other home.

“I easily could've went back there. And he could have shot me. But since I didn't, I just made myself audible - my voice - that was enough to scare him off to another area where someone was ready there with protection,” the neighbor said. “You know, take it serious because any day it could happen. I could've got shot that night. I could've got shot last night.”

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