Deputies: Hammond man shot to death at lawn equipment store

Deputies: Hammond man shot to death at lawn equipment store
Dedrick Charles Labee (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

HAMMOND, La. (WAFB) - Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office say they have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man at a Hammond lawn equipment store on Wednesday, July 29.

Dawn Panepinto, a sheriff’s office spokesperson, says deputies arrested Dedrick Charles Labee, 61, of Tickfaw, in connection with the shooting on Thursday, July 30.

Labee is accused of fatally shooting Wayne Bourliea, 36, of Hammond, according to the sheriff’s office.

Panepinto says deputies responded to Z-Equipment at 18082 US 190 in Hammond around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a man found lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

Deputies say they found the body of Bourliea, an employee of Z-Equipment, inside the store. Bourilea was shot multiple times before 8 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

Panepinto says the suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived.

Labee was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice.

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