On the morning of June 4, a Sunday like any other was disrupted when a home invasion attempt by 20-year-old Kameron Serigny of Gonzales ended fatally. A resolute homeowner, fighting to protect his life, was responsible for the young man’s demise.
This situation bears some similarity to other cases we’ve examined recently, such as a homeowner in Nacogdoches, Texas, using his firearm to repel an intruder, or the shop owner in South Memphis, Tennessee, who bravely defended himself and his customers from an armed assailant. All these incidents highlight the universal need for preparedness, strategy, and a keen understanding of self-defense principles.
The Ascension Parish incident started when Serigny allegedly tried to break into a car in the driveway. The car alarm alerted the homeowners, and their security cameras captured Serigny’s erratic behavior, which included eating grass and beating his chest. The homeowner acted decisively when Serigny began to punch holes in the glass door of the house, firing several shots throughout the encounter.
What’s striking about this incident is the number of times the homeowner shot at the intruder. After the first shot, Serigny fell to the ground but then got back up and continued his assault on the door. The homeowner fired again, but the intruder once again rose and even managed to break open the door before succumbing to additional shots. This is a stark reminder that, especially with handgun calibers, a single shot does not always incapacitate a threat.
Reports suggest that Serigny may have used an illegal substance before the attempted break-in, which could have further influenced his reactions and behavior. A toxicology report is pending, which may provide further insight into this tragic incident.
The homeowner’s actions are currently not being charged, and detectives from the APSO Violent Crimes Unit have corroborated his statement. As this investigation continues, it serves as a potent reminder of the gravity of gun ownership, the unpredictability of threats, and the complex dynamics that can unfold when the two intersect.