July 06, 2024

Friday Evening Shootings in Mandeville Leaves Two Dead

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Major Crimes Division were called to investigate a shooting which occurred Friday (July 5, 2024) evening, involving officers with the Mandeville Police Department.

The incident originated when a Mandeville Police Officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Heavens Drive for a welfare check. Upon arrival, the officer heard a woman screaming inside. The female quickly exited the residence, alerting the officer that a male inside was threatening to kill her.  Seconds later, the male emerged, armed with a gun, and shot the female multiple times. 

The Mandeville officer verbally engaged with the male, asking him numerous times to drop his weapon, while taking cover and awaiting backup.  The officer attempted non-lethal force by tasing the male, who then pointed the gun at the officer. At this time, a second responding officer fired upon the man.

Both individuals were transported to a local hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. The bodies have been turned over the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.

No law enforcement personnel were injured. 

“This is an example of the dangers members of law enforcement face every day when they put on their uniform,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Thankfully all of the officers came home safe last night, but it could very easily end very differently. My prayers go out to the families affected by this tragic incident.”

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