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May 12, 2020

One Arrested – One Wanted in Shooting of 80-Year-Old Slidell Man

Yesterday (May 11, 2020), Slidell Police arrested Charles Keon Fix (age 20 of Slidell) for being one of two people responsible for the shooting of an 80-Year-Old Slidell man last Friday morning (May 8, 2020). Fix was booked on the charges of Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Cruelty to Persons with Infirmities, and two counts of Criminal Damage. Slidell Police are now searching for Austin Landry (age 22 of Slidell) on the same charges.
The disturbing incident that took place near the intersection of Robert Boulevard and Fountain Drive, shortly before 5:00 a.m. The 80-year-old man was walking along the sidewalk of Robert Boulevard, which was part of his morning exercise routine. The elderly gentleman told officers that he observed a white 4-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, drive past him very slowly. The man saw the vehicle turn around, and shortly thereafter, felt a sharp pain in his back. The same car appeared again and sped off towards Gause Boulevard. The elderly man realized he was shot and called police.

Slidell Police detectives recovered the weapon responsible for shooting the elderly man, which was a high-powered pellet rifle (capable of firing a pellet 1,100 feet per second). The projectile is still lodged in the victim’s back due to the fact it cannot be safely removed; however, the elderly man has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

“Words cannot express how I feel about this incident. There was literally no reason to shoot this poor 80-year-old man other than getting pleasure out of being disgusting and pathetic. I encourage Mr. Landry to turn himself in because I can assure you that everyone in our community will be searching for him,” says Chief Fandal.

Anyone with information about Austin Landry’s whereabouts is asked to contact Slidell Police at 985-643-3131, or you can dial 911. You may also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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