Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

A Louisiana mother and daughter are dead after an apparent murder-suicide that happened in the Northshore Tuesday morning.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened in the 700 block of Lane Street near Mandeville.

Deputies say that around 8:30 a.m., the mother, identified as 43-year-old Tara Booker, called 911 and told an STPSO dispatcher that she had just shot her daughter, 23-year-old Brittany Buras, and that she was going to shoot herself. The dispatcher then heard what appeared to be a gunshot.

Deputies responded to the home and found the two deceased females on the scene. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office determined the cause of death for Booker as a suicide by gunshot and Buras as a homicide by gunshot.

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By Buffy Gunner

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