TANGIPAHOA, LA (WAFB) - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying a male subject who is one of two men involved in a shooting that happened in the Village of Tangipahoa following the historic August flooding.
The subject is wanted for his participation in the shooting of a 45-year-old black male after posing as a FEMA representative in an attempt to enter the victim's home. Deshaun Harness, 47, also allegedly posed as a FEMA employee and was arrested on September 28.
Deputies say just before 11 a.m. on August 20, Harness and the unidentified male suspect allegedly knocked on the door of a home on Franklin Street and made contact with the female occupant. One of the suspects stated they were FEMA employees and needed to get a form signed. Once they had the female's attention, one of the suspects produced a handgun and forced his way into the home, shooting the male resident in the stomach.
Both subjects then fled the scene. There is currently no known motive in this case.
Harness is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, and two counts of false imprisonment.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the unidentified male subject is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245.