Intruder dead, 2 others injured in Slidell home invasion, deputies say

Published: Sep. 5, 2023 at 8:17 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2023 at 12:09 PM CDT
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SLIDELL, La. (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion that left one person dead and sent two others to the hospital.

Deputies say when they got to the home Tuesday (Sept. 5) morning they found the suspected intruder dead.

Shortly after 1 a.m., dispatchers with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a residence in the 100 block of Rue De La Paix, but the caller hung up before speaking. The dispatcher called back and made contact with an individual at the residence who reported a man had come into their home with a gun and had gotten into an altercation with one of the homeowners and another individual who was staying at the home.

All three were injured during the altercation. The intruder was pronounced dead on the scene and his body has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.

“Heartbreaking,” neighbor Diane said. “Kids, wife, dad, the whole family - all wonderful.”

The other two men were transported to area hospitals. One was treated and released a short time later. The second remains in the hospital and is in stable condition.

Neighbors say this sort of thing does not happen often in their neighborhood.

“We were all long-term neighbors and haven’t had any issues,” EJ Lamulle said. “It’s a huge surprise.”

“We’ve been here for years and never had a problem with anything,” another neighbor, Jim Pfeffer said.

Detectives remained on scene for nine hours and hauled away two pick up trucks loaded with boxes, presumably to be used as evidence.


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The incident is still under investigation. However, at this time, detectives believe the residence was targeted and was not chosen at random.

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