The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested John Couvilier (27) of Slidell after he shot another man during a scuffle Thursday afternoon (December 19, 2019).
Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, an individual was dropped off at residence on Jay Street near Slidell. That man and John Couvilier (the homeowner), got into an altercation and Couvilier produced a gun. While the two men were fighting over the weapon, the victim, a 26-year-old man, was shot. The victim was transported to a local-area hospital, where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and was released.
A warrant was issued for the Couvilier’s arrest in connection with the incident, and he was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the charges of Aggravated Second-degree Battery, Possession of a Firearm or a Concealed Weapon, and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm.