Slidell Police are investigating three overnight shootings, leaving one dead, one in critical condition, and one in stable condition; all believing to be related.
It all began Thursday night (November 8, 2018) when Slidell Police responded to a suspected drug overdose involving a 43-year-old female on Gwen Drive in Slidell. Joshua Cox (29), the son of the deceased female, was told of his mother’s death and asked his wife to drive him to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, an Cox and his wife got into an argument and he shot her once in the chest. Cox dropped his wife off at Slidell Memorial Hospital and fled the scene. Cox's wife is expected to survive.
Several hours later, Slidell Police responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex on Lee Street in Slidell. Joshua Cox was found lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Cox was rushed to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The person responsible for shooting Cox has been identified and is cooperating with the investigation.
In an unexpected twist, during the course of the investigation at the apartment complex on Lee Street, Slidell Police located the body of an unknown male inside of a vehicle, who apparently suffered a gunshot wound.
Investigators believe the incidents are all related, however, the investigation is still on-going.