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November 29, 2021

Murder Suspect Sought by Hammond Police

On Saturday (November 27, 2021) afternoon the Hammond Police Department responded to a shooting on Clinton Court. Officers found the victim, Andre Brown, age 37 and of Hammond, lying in a driveway. HPD Officers, along with Hammond Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance, began attending to the multiple gunshot wounds that Brown had sustained. Brown was transported to North Oaks Medical Center via Acadian where he succumbed to his injuries.

HPD Detectives spoke with several witnesses and learned that the 28 year-old Hammond resident Lonnie Pennington had arrived at the residence in a black Honda Accord and approached Brown. Pennington demanded that Brown, “Give me my money.” and then shot Brown multiple times.

Detectives have secured a warrant for Pennington's arrest on the charges of Second Degree Homicide, Illegal Carrying and Discharge of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Obstruction of Justice.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lonnie Pennington is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa's anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245. Be a part of the solution and you may be eligible for a cash reward.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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