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HAMMOND, La. (WGNO) — A 23-year-old man is in the custody of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office following a home invasion turned shooting in Hammond.

According to Chief Jimmy Travis, Samael Raynaldo Maldonado-Lael allegedly forced his way through a window of a mobile home at the La Casa Mobile Home Park on Old Baton Rouge Highway.

Once inside, Maldonado-Lael allegedly assaulted a guest in the residence and threatened to kill the victim and her family. During the fight, the homeowner shot Maldonado-Lael in the leg.

After being wounded, deputies say Maldonado-Lael removed all of his clothing, fled the residence, shattered the window of a nearby vehicle, and attempted to barricade himself inside.

Deputies reportedly removed Maldonado-Lael from the vehicle and took him to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was later booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

He was charged with home invasion, second-degree battery, vehicle burglary and resisting arrest.

Upon being interviewed by detectives, Maldonado-Lael reportedly admitted to consuming illegal narcotics prior to committing the home invasion.

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