One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a convicted felon used an illegal firearm to defend himself against an armed man and his accomplice who showed up at his Slidell-area home attempting to take his child.
Sometime after 1 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 24) Hakim Dumas (DOB 12/7/1978) got into a verbal altercation with his live-in girlfriend. The girlfriend left the residence and relocated to a family member’s house but left her child, who was in bed sleeping.
Approximately two hours later, an armed man and a friend showed up at Dumas’ residence in the 1900 block of King’s Row in Slidell.
The two men confronted Dumas at his front door with the intent take the child.
Dumas produced his own firearm and fired upon the men, fatally striking one and causing a non-life threatening graze wound to the other’s shoulder area.
The injured man, Billy Porche (5/15/1995) of Harvey, fled the residence and was located nearby by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies a short time later.
Investigators learned neither Porche nor the deceased had permission to take the child from the residence.
Porche has been arrested and subsequently booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count each of L.R.S. 14:27/44.2 Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping of a Child (felony) and L.R.S. 14:30.1 Second-degree Murder (felony), as his actions directly resulted in the death of the second individual.
Dumas was also arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count each of L.R.S.14:95.1 Possession of firearm by person convicted of certain felonies (felony) and L.R.S. 14:95.7 Possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number or mark (felony).
The remains of the deceased have been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office, who will make an identification of the man and a determination of cause and manner of death.
Findings of the investigation indicate Dumas acted in self-defense, and he has not been charged in connection with the homicide.
The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available at this time.
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