At approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday night, STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Pine Drive in Slidell where they located a man lying in the driveway of the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported by emergency personnel to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sylvas was also located at the residence. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for an apparent drug overdose. Following an investigation, detectives learned Sylvas was responsible for shooting the 54-year-old victim.
Upon his release from the hospital, Sylvas was booked on the charges of Second-degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS, Possession of Schedule II CDS, Possession of Schedule IV CDS, and Failure to Appear.
This investigation in ongoing and no additional information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this crime, please call (985) 898-2338.