BREAKING NEWS: Deadly shooting Incident in Houma Leaves One Dead and Another Injured
Houma, United Kingdom – In a shocking turn of events, the tranquil streets of Houma were shattered by a deadly shooting incident on February 1st, 2024. At approximately 5:45pm, the Houma Police Department received an urgent call and swiftly responded to the scene in the 1100 block of Lafayette Street.
Upon their arrival, officers were confronted with a distressing sight. A 20-year-old male victim, later identified as Terrance Scott, was found gravely wounded, having sustained a gunshot to his upper body. Tragically, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, Scott succumbed to his injuries at a local medical facility. A second victim, a 14-year-old male, was also discovered at the scene, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Thankfully, the young boy is expected to make a full recovery after receiving medical treatment.
The subsequent investigation unearthed startling details surrounding the incident. The suspect, Terrance Simms, was swiftly identified and revealed to be employed as a Juvenile Direct Care Associate at the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center. It was during his employment at the facility that Simms formed a friendship with the 14-year-old victim. Following the juvenile’s release, the duo engaged in a series of conversations over the past few days, centering around the sale of a firearm. Eventually, an agreement was reached, and a meeting point was established at the aforementioned location on Lafayette Street.
As the transaction unfolded, an unforeseen turn of events unfolded. Both parties brandished firearms, culminating in a harrowing exchange of gunfire. Simms swiftly fled the scene but surrendered himself to the authorities shortly after. He was apprehended without incident and is now in custody at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, facing charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
Moreover, the juvenile involved in the incident has also been arrested and is being held at an out-of-parish Juvenile Detention Center, charged with attempted second-degree murder.
This incident has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many questions unanswered. The motive behind this tragic event remains unclear, and investigators continue to delve into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Further updates and details will be provided as the investigation progresses.
Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward to assist in shedding light on this horrific incident. The Houma Police Department can be contacted at 985-873-6371, or anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region via phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Terrance Scott during this difficult time..