A Louisiana mother shot and killed an alleged intruder at about 5 a.m. Sunday in Tangipahoa Parish.

KLFY reports that 51-year-old Robert Rheams was allegedly armed with a shovel and lug wrench when he made entry into the family’s home.

Rheams and the mother reportedly got into an “altercation,” and the mother shot and fatally wounded him.

The Advocate notes that Tangipahoa Parish deputies arrived on the scene and Rheams was pronounced dead.

KSLA observes that Chief Jimmy Travis indicated, “Rheams was out on parole after serving almost 20 years in prison for armed robbery.”

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office points out that detectives believe Rheams to have allegedly been tied to a carjacking that occurred prior to the fatal home invasion.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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