July 10, 2024

More Information Released on July 5th Shooting in Mandeville

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The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office reports today (July 10, 2024), that the initial investigation into an officer-involved shooting, which occurred Friday (July 5) evening in Mandeville, has uncovered more information as to what transpired outside a residence in the 700 block of Heavens Drive. The investigation is still ongoing and detectives with the STPSO's Major Crime Unit, who was asked to investigate, continue to review body camera footage and conduct interviews.

As previously reported, the incident originated when an officer with Mandeville Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Heavens Drive for a welfare check. While the officer was attempting to make contact with the individuals inside the residence, a female exited the residence, and alerted the officer that a male inside was threatening to kill her. She advised the officer that the male subject was going towards the back of the residence. 

As the officer was making his way towards the back of the residence in search of the male subject, the male exited the home from the front of the residence armed with a gun and immediately shot the female multiple times. A review of the officers’ body camera footage shows the officer reacted to this by returning fire, as he was retreating for cover. The subject raised his hands while still holding the firearm as the officer continued to give loud verbal commands to drop the firearm. The subject did not comply. Additional officers arrived and continued the attempt to have the subject drop the gun and be taken into custody. Those attempts included one of the responding officers using a non-lethal force option in deploying his taser. At that time, the subject pointed the firearm at the original responding officer, which prompted another officer to fire upon the subject. The male subject then fell to the ground. At this time, officers on scene began rendering aid to both individuals. 

Both individuals were transported to a local hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

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