The arrests came after Slidell Police responded to a report of two men walking down the 800 block of N. Pine Street, while aimlessly firing guns into the air. One block from the shooting, responding officers located two men with guns run into a nearby house. As officers surrounded the residence, both suspects surrendered and exited the house.
Both Triggs and Dortch admitted to their role in firing the weapons, and stated they were celebrating Independence Day. Officers were also able to recover the two firearms used during the shooting, which were a 9mm Taurus and a .45 caliber Hi-point. Officers located over twenty (20) shell casings from the street, as well as surveillance video of the incident.
𝘚𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘙𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘍𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴. “𝘐𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘴. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴. 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘱, 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘯𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵.”
Triggs was charged with Obstruction of Justice, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, and Illegal Use of Weapons. Dortch was charged with Obstruction of Justice, Resisting an Officer, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Both subjects were booked in the Slidell City Jail and later transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.