Samuel Sollberger (24) of Slidell is in jail after he fired “warning shots” at his friends during an argument. Slidell Police responded Saturday night (October 14, 2017) to the report of gunshots near the intersection of West Hall Avenue and Weilwood Drive. When officers arrived, they located several people fleeing. Sollberger’s friends claim that a verbal argument led to Sollberger kicking them out of his house. As the friends were leaving, they allegedly heard someone inside of residence screaming for help. When they attempted to go back inside of the residence, Sollberger started firing his shotgun and pistol “over their heads as warning shots”. No one was hurt during the altercation.
Sollberger claimed that his friends were aggressive, and refused to leave his residence after he repeatedly asked them to leave. Sollberger then fired several rounds towards his friends as “warning shots”. Investigators located a Mossberg Maverick 12-gauge shotgun and a Raven Arms MP-25 pistol inside of the residence, which are believed to be the guns used during the altercation.
Sollberger was booked into the Slidell City Jail for Illegal Discharge of a Weapon. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.