One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a convicted felon used an illegal firearm to defend himself against an armed man and his accomplice who showed up at his Slidell-area home attempting to take his child. Sometime after 1 a.m. Thursday Hakim Dumas got into a verbal altercation with his live-in girlfriend. The girlfriend left the residence and relocated to a family member’s house but left her child, who was in bed sleeping.
Approximately two hours later, an armed man and a friend showed up at Dumas’ residence in the 1800 block of King’s Row in Slidell. The two men confronted Dumas at his front door with the intent take the child. Dumas produced his own firearm and fired upon the men, fatally striking one and causing a non-life-threatening graze wound to the other. The injured man, Billy Porche of Harvey, fled and was located nearby by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies a short time later. Investigators learned neither the wounded man nor the deceased had permission to take the child from the residence.
Porche has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping of a Child and Second-degree Murder, as his actions directly resulted in the death of the second individual. Dumas was booked on one count of Possession of firearm by person convicted of a felony and more. Findings of the investigation indicate the Dumas acted in self-defense, and he has not been charged in connection with the homicide.