Home invasion suspect arrested after being shot by homeowner in Hammond

HAMMOND — The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who was shot by a homeowner shot after allegedly breaking into that person’s home.

Officials say Samael Raynaldo Maldonado-Lael, 23, allegedly forced his way through the window of a mobile home at La Casa Mobile Home Park in Baton Rouge on Aug. 9.

Samael Raynaldo Molonado-Lael

Once inside, Molonado-Lael allegedly assaulted a guest and threatened to kill the victim and her family.

TPSO says the homeowner shot Molonado-Lael in the leg during the altercation.

Authorities say at some point during the incident, Molonado-Lael removed all of his clothing and left the residence.

He shattered the window of a nearby vehicle and attempted to barricade himself in the car until deputies arrived, at which time he was physically removed.

Molonado-Lael was later booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, where he was charged with home invasion, second-degree battery, vehicle burglary, and resisting arrest.

Molonado-Lael was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries resulting from the gunshot wound and cuts sustained from the broken glass.

Upon being interviewed by detectives, Molonado-Lael admitted to consuming illegal drugs before committing the home invasion. The homeowner and guests did not sustain injuries requiring immediate medical attention.

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