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Officers make arrest in double-homicide sparked by verbal altercation Saturday morning

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, March 04 2023 Mar 4, 2023 March 04, 2023 2:07 PM March 04, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

SLIDELL - A man is in custody after allegedly shooting two brothers after they confronted him about a conversation with another family member. 

According to the Slidell Police Department, two men got in an argument with 41-year-old Mario Scott about an earlier confrontation Scott had with their father. 

Officers said Scott shot and killed the two brothers shortly before 11 a.m. on Terrace Avenue, just off Old Spanish Trail. Officers found one of the men dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital where he later died. 

The shooting marks the first homicides in Slidell this year, according to the police department.

Scott has been booked for two counts of first-degree murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. The Slidell Police Department said Scott had multiple felonies on his record, including violent crimes and drug convictions. 

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