Search for murder suspect in Tangipahoa Parish

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Monday afternoon deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a double shooting in Hammond.  Arriving at the scene, they found two men had been shot at the location of Dillon Lane and taken to North Oaks Hospital.  

One of the victims, 29-year-old J.T. Douglas was pronounced dead on arrival at North Oaks.  The other victim, 37-year-old Travis Walker was admitted in severe condition for a gunshot wound, but is expected to survive.  

Later Monday night, detectives identified the alleged suspect as 51-year-old Cornelius Beauchamp.  Beauchamp is being accused of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.  Warrants have been obtained and issued for his arrest. 

Anyone with information on Beauchamp's whereabouts is urged to contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office at (985) 747-9696 or Tangi Crime Stoppers at 1-800-554 JAIL (5245).