Man arrested in Slidell bar shooting that killed 2
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say shot into a crowd outside a bar, killing two people and wounding six others.
Slidell Police Det. Daniel Seuzeneau says 22-year-old Jamieon Chatman of Covington was arrested Saturday morning at the Maurice, La., home of a friend who was hiding him.
Chatman, charged with two counts of second-degree murder and six counts of attempted second-degree murder, was brought back to Slidell.
Police said they received several tips after they named Chatman as their main suspect Friday. Members of the Slidell Police Department, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and the Louisiana State Police made the arrest in Vermilion Parish.
Seuzeneau said bond has not yet been set, and said he didn't know if Chatman had a lawyer.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith told reporters at a Saturday news conference that Chatman "is cooperating with the police and feels remorse for what he's done," according to The Times-Picayune.
Chatman was arrested by Covington police in January along with a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting that wounded a motorist. The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/19TcO1d ) Chatman was due in court on Nov. 21 on charges stemming from a September shooting in Covington, but did not show up.
The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Thursday as bars were closing. Killed were 22-year-old Errol Scott and 23-year-old Mark Womack, both from Slidell.
Several fights had happened inside Shooters Social Bar and they started again near the intersection of First and Cousin Streets.
Police earlier said Scott was a target of the shooting, but they now say Scott, Womack and the six people injured were all bystanders.
"We are unsure of his intended target," Seuzeneau wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
The injured included Brandon Dolliole, 23; Quinterol Jackson, 25; Janae Benton, 23; Johnathan Johnson; 23, Keri Warner, 23; and Juan Redmond, 26. Four of the injured have been released from hospitals.
Seuzeneau says police are still investigating and expect to make more arrests.