Married couple dead in domestic shooting in Mandeville, sheriff says
MANDEVILLE, La. (WVUE) - A husband and wife are dead following what deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have described as a “domestic situation”.
Deputies say they responded to the scene in the 1500 block of Cherry Ridge Court off of Rapatel Street in Mandeville around 7:20 a.m. Monday (Aug. 14) after reports of a shooting.
Upon arrival, deputies say that they learned a man had been shot inside his home following a domestic-related altercation with his wife before fleeing to a neighbor’s residence.
“He was holding his arm going to the neighbors houses looking for medical attention,”said neighbor Jacob Erickson.
The sheriff’s office says that the neighbor called 9-1-1 and attempted to aid the man before being transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Meanwhile, at the couple’s residence, a SWAT team was unable to make contact with the wife. After forcing entry, authorities found the wife dead of an apparent gunshot wound.
“Very shocked to walk outside to see swat cars,” said neighbor Rachel Seippel.
The parish coroner identified the victims as Omar Hyman, 44, and Cheryl Hyman, 41.
Neighbors who didn’t want to go on camera say they knew the couple fairly well and they said they were surprised that things got so bad inside the home that it would come to this.
“They always looked so happy. She was friendly and nice,” said Seippel.
The sheriff’s office says that this incident is subject to an ongoing investigation.
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