intersection of East Park St. and Simpson Place in Hammond.at around 7:15 pm. Witness stated a black 4-door-Nissan Sentra stuck the child, leaving him lifeless lying on the side of the road. It was further reported that a black male exited the vehicle, walked around the vehicle assessing it for damages, and then reentered the vehicle before fleeing the scene.
Arriving deputies saw the child lying motionless on the ground and began CPR. Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and took over the life saving efforts before transporting the child to a near by medical facility where he died later in the evening.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Davonta Johnson Abron (25) of Hammond is now in custody on charges of hit and run resulting in a fatality, negligent homicide, three outstanding hold- without bond warrants and a parole violation.
Details surrounding the incident are still under investigation at this time.