“Heinous” home invasion leaves father dead & 12-yr-old daughter shot

A 33-yr-old man has died and his 12-yr-old daughter was shot multiple times during a home invasion in Tangipahoa Parish.

It happened just before 11:30 pm on Sept. 12, 2022. Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about “three or four black males entering a Rufus Bankston Road residence while armed with guns.”

As deputies were responding to the scene, they heard several shots were fired inside the apartment.

Inside, they found Donte Perry, 33, of Hammond, dead. Also inside the apartment was his 12-yr-old daughter, who was transported to North Oaks Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. She was later transported to Children’s Hospital and is now listed in stable condition.

At this time, deputies do not know who the suspects were.

Officials are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with any information on this “heinous act,” please call the Sheriff’s Office at 985-345-6150, of if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1.800.554.5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip. You may be eligible for a cash reward. Lieutenant Jacob Schwebel is the lead investigator.

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