UPDATE: 16-year-old arrested in shooting at Hammond doctor’s office
From the City of Hammond:
February 10, 2017, City of Hammond, LA – On February 9, 2017, at approximately 3:40 pm, the Hammond Police Department responded to a shooting incident at the North Oaks Pediatric Clinic, 15695 Professional Plaza in Hammond.
According to Police Chief James Stewart, an argument between two male subjects began in the parking lot of the clinic, which led to a juvenile suspect shooting the victim, Kelvin Dyson.
Dyson was escorting the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, Tamara Robinson, to the clinic with a child belonging to Robinson and the suspect. The argument and subsequent shooting occurred while Robinson and Dyson were placing the child inside a car. The suspect then fled the scene but was quickly arrested by HPD officers and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies as they were responding to the incident.
The clinic was locked down while the police investigated the incident. Dyson was transported to North Oaks Hospital and was in stable condition. No other injuries or victims were reported.
The suspect was arrested for attempted murder and remains in custody pending an arraignment. The case will be presented the District Attorney’s Office for formal charging. Evidence linking the suspect to the scene has been recovered. The weapon used has not been recovered.
The clinic returned to normal operation around 5:00 pm.
HAMMOND---A 16-year-old juvenile has been charged in what is being described as a domestic dispute-turned-shooting that left one man in critical condition Thursday afternoon off Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.
Hammond Police Chief James Stewart said officers were called to a doctor’s office on Professional Plaza Drive shortly before 4 p.m. in response to a shooting.
Initial reports allege that the suspect confronted the victim, who was at a doctor’s office with a woman identified as the suspect’s estranged girlfriend. Stewart said the suspect shot the victim and then left the scene; however, authorities caught the suspect a short time later.
Stewart said the victim was taken to North Oaks Medical Center and is scheduled for surgery. Detectives continue to interview witnesses and the investigation continues, the Chief said.