Murder-suicide among violent acts over weekend in St. Tammany
ST. TAMMANY PARISH- Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office dealt with multiple deadly shootings over the weekend, including a murder-suicide.
Just before 11 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a residence on East Elm Street in Lacombe. Authorities said a woman believed her ex-boyfriend was a passenger in a pickup truck that had followed her home. The woman also said she had a protective order against him.
Shortly after that call, dispatchers received another call from someone at the scene. The individual reported that the 28-year-old woman had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
After the shooting, deputies located the pickup truck heading eastbound on Hwy 190 near Thompson Road. Deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to pull over.
The driver led deputies on a chase that ended at a residence on Garrett's Prime Run in Pearl River. At the residence, Leslie Davis was identified as the driver of the truck and John Malveaux was identified as the passenger and suspected shooter.
Malveaux fled on foot before shooting himself inside the home.
Malveaux was pronounced dead at the scene; Davis was charged with principal to first-degree murder.
Another violent crime that occurred over the weekend included a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured Friday night. Authorities have released little info on this incident, noting that it's still under investigation.
Deputies were also on the scene of an incident that took place Sunday night that left one man with non-life threatening injuries on Jefferson Avenue. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Authorities said the three incidents were unrelated.
“This was a tragic and violent weekend in St. Tammany,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Our investigators will continue to work all of these cases until they are solved. We are using all of our resources to bring justice to the victims and their families.”