Wednesday, April 6, 2011
NOPD: N.O. Woman Kills Armed Home Intruder
30-year-old woman shoots Marrero man multiple times after he entered a house in the Carrollton neighborhood
The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of man they describe as an "armed home intruder."
It happened around 7PM Tuesday at a residence in the 1700 block of Cambronne Street in the Carrollton area.
According to investigators, 21-year-old Melvin Plummer of Marrero entered a house occupied by a 30-year-old woman and her three children and brandished a handgun. The woman, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun and shot Plummer multiple times.
E-M-S paramedics transported the suspect to a hospital where he later died.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, but for now they are classifying the shooting as "justifiable."