When Slidell Police stopped a vehicle on Gause Boulevard, a passenger, Xavier Batiste (19) of Slidell, provided a false name and was acting aggressive towards the officers. The officers noticed Batiste reaching in his waistband, at which time the officers attempted to restrain Batiste. Batiste fled on foot, but was caught in a nearby parking lot. Batiste continued to fight with officers, who were eventually able to restrain him.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says, “This is another example of the dangers of being a police officer. This situation could have ended a lot differently. Luckily, no one was injured and another criminal is off our streets.”