One killed, suspect in custody after overnight shooting in Slidell

September 24, 2017 - 11:59 am

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody following a fatal shooting that occurred overnight in the Slidell area.

STPSO deputies responded to a report of shots fired shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday (September 24) at 4854 Pontchartrain Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered a 20-year-old man in the parking lot of the apartment complex with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was transported to Slidell Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, Frank William Beckendorf (DOB 1/30/1997), was identified by witnesses and was still at the scene when STPSO deputies arrived. He was taken into custody without incident.

A verbal altercation between the victim and the suspect reportedly led to the shooting that took place in the parking lot.

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