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HAMMOND---In the early morning hours of April 15, 2023, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating a homicide which occurred at the intersection of Wardline Road and Durbin Road in Hammond, La.

Chief Jimmy Travis says the homicide claimed the life of 26-year-old Romero Watkins, Jr., of Hammond.

Chief Travis asks anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect to call the sheriff's office at 985-345-6150, OR if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245 or visit and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip! You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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