June 24, 2024

Amite Police Find Elderly Man Beaten, Infant Being Choked

Last Thursday (June 20, 2024), at 11:38 a.m., the Amite City Police Department responded to a 911 call about a person being knocked out. Officers arrived at the scene within three minutes of receiving the 911 call. 

Officers discovered an elderly male unresponsive inside the house who appeared to have been beaten and, while assisting to the elderly victim, a black male suspect emerged from inside the house with both hands tightly wrapped around a 1-year-old infant's neck, choking the infant. Officers acted quickly, freeing the child from the offender's grasp. The child was unresponsive and not breathing and Officers performed CPR until she regained consciousness. Acadian Ambulance later transported her to the hospital in stable condition. 

Damonte Allen, age 23, has been identified as the offender. Allen is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and was transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. 

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