The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s has arrested Harry Cleland (56) on the charge of Manslaughter in
The investigation reportedly revealed that Cleland and the deceased were involved in a romantic relationship and had been fighting. The argument escalated and at some point during their altercation Wednesday (December 25, 2019) evening, Cleland armed himself with a gun and the deceased armed himself with a machete. Cleland fired upon the victim, striking the victim multiple times before calling 911.
The remains of the deceased have been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office, who will make an identification of the man, notify his next of kin and a determination of cause and manner of death.
The investigation is ongoing.