When a Louisiana homeowner heard voices coming from his backyard, he went to investigate. After opening his back door and seeing what was waiting for him, he jumped into action.
The LaPlace homeowner shot 27-year-old Kalvin Ferrygood when the man attempted to break into his house on Sept. 12.
Responding officers and firefighters administered aid to Ferrygood before transporting him to a hospital in New Orleans, but he later died of his injuries.
The homeowner is not facing charges in connection with the shooting.
St. John The Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, the investigating agency, released a statement on its Facebook page on Sept. 13:
St. John Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating an incident in which a male subject invaded a LaPlace home and was shot by the homeowner. On September 12, 2017, about 8 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Cambridge Drive in LaPlace. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a male subject who had just shot an intruder, later identified as Kalvin Ferrygood, 27, of Garyville, inside his home.
The homeowner opened the back door after hearing voices in the backyard, and Ferrygood made entry into the house, at which time he was shot. Deputies and firefighters administered aid. Shortly after, emergency medical services arrived on scene and transported Ferrygood to a New Orleans hospital where he died. The homeowner was not arrested based on statements of the homeowner, a witness, and physical and video evidence.
Ferrygood was nicknamed "Muscle Milk," according to Mad World News. Family members paid tribute to him on social media following his death. One woman, who identified herself as his niece, said he was "just trying to get himself together," while later calling for "Justice for Muscle Milk."
Readers shared their thoughts about the story on the Mad World News Facebook page.
"Why does anybody breaking into someone's home think they are the victim," one reader commented. "If you are forcing you way into someone's home and are not invited your intentions are not good . The home is a man's castle and is resting place . Quit breaking into people's home, get a job and you will not get shot."
"Muscle Milk got his justice now his family can shut up," another user wrote. "He was just trying to get himself together by breaking into a man's home for crying out loud. He got exactly what he deserved."