One arrested, one wanted after 28-year-old killed in Hammond apartment

HAMMOND — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a woman in connection to a homicide at the Tangi Village Apartments on Tuesday.

TPSO says Tyrell “Rell” Brister, 21, of Hammond was arrested in connection to the shooting death of 28-year-old Malcolm Toney, also of Hammond. But deputies continue searching for a woman in connection to the homicide as well.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, TPSO deputies responded to a shooting at the Tangi Village Apartments on Quick Boulevard shortly after 11:30 a.m. The victim, later identified as Toney, was rushed to the hospital where he did not survive his injuries. Through interviews, TPSO deputies said Brister was identified as the alleged shooting suspect and was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon.

Brister has been booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the following charges:

(1) count – Second Degree Murder
(1) count – Aggravated Battery
(1) count – Aggravated Assault by Drive By
(1) count – Home Invasion
(1) count – Simple Criminal Damage to Property
(1) count – Illegal Discharge of a Weapon
(1) count – Second Degree Battery

TPSO investigators have identified a second potential suspect as Monica Haynes, 39, (also known as Monica Sims). Officials say Haynes is known to be driving a maroon colored sedan.

Haynes is currently wanted for the following charges:

(1) count – Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder

(1) count – Accessory After the Fact to Aggravated Battery

(1) count – Accessory After the Fact to Aggravated Assault by Drive By

(1) count – Obstruction of Justice

Sheriff Edwards asks anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Hayes (aka Sims) to contact Detective Russell Walker at 985-902-2045. If you prefer to remain anonymous, pease call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1.800.554.5245 or visit and click on the P3 Tips icon or submit a tip.

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