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Police: Man arrested after fatal shooting at Father's Day celebration in Slidell

7 years 20 hours 6 minutes ago Monday, June 19 2017 Jun 19, 2017 June 19, 2017 12:58 PM June 19, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

SLIDELL - Police say a man was arrested after a dispute between family and friends at a Father's Day celebration turned deadly Sunday night.

According to the Slidell Police Department, several residents reported gunfire in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. 

Police say the shooting occurred after 40-year-old Eric Brown got into a verbal altercation with his fiancee's nephew, 32-year-old James Chaney. At some point in the confrontation, Chaney pulled out a firearm and shot Brown several times. 

Upon arrival, officers found Brown lying in the street, suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators recovered the semi-automatic pistol inside Chaney's residence and charged him with one count of second-degree murder.

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