A second shooter has been identified in a Hammond firefight that erupted over a dice game last month.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking 33-year-old Byron Dykes, of Quick Boulevard in Hammond, on charges of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal use of a weapon, according to a Tuesday news release.
Deputies had previously identified 22-year-old Louis Perry, also of Quick Boulevard, as a suspect. He is wanted on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
According to investigators, on Nov. 24, Dykes fired shots into a large crowd gathered outside an apartment complex on Quick Boulevard and struck 19-year-old Davon Moore, of Hammond.
The Sheriff’s Office previously accused Perry of firing into the crowd, citing witness statements.
On Tuesday, deputies said Perry returned fire after Dykes began shooting. Perry sent multiple rounds through the front door of a nearby home, twice hitting 33-year-old Willie Dykes, a relative of Byron Dykes, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said.
Both victims were hospitalized, though each was reported to be in stable condition within two days.
Both subjects were at large as of Tuesday morning. Anyone with information, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 554-4245.