Sunday (March 7, 2021) afternoon, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the 200 block of Brownswitch Road in Slidell, regarding a male who had been shot. The subject was transported to a local hospital, and ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died.
During the investigation, detectives learned the victim's girlfriend, Victoria Gabrielle Taylor (age 26) was responsible for the shooting. An autopsy was performed by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Tuesday, (March 9, 2021), at which time the victim's death was ruled a homicide. Taylor told detectives she shot the victim in self-defense during a physical altercation; however, evidence obtained through the course of the investigation proved that claim to be false.
Detectives have secured a warrant for Taylor's arrest for one count of Second Degree Murder and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is actively searching for Victoria Gabrielle Taylor.
Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Taylor is urged to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office at (985) 898-2338 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward through Crimestoppers.
Taylor is believed to be staying in the Greater New Orleans area. She is described as a black female, 5 foot, 3 inches, tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds.