Slidell Police: Man went on a violent crime spree, leaving 3 dead

Jim Hanzo
November 15, 2018 - 11:32 am

Slidell Police say 3 people were shot resulting in 2 homicides.  It all began when 29-year-old Joshua Cox and his wife were on the way to the hospital because him mother suffered a fatal overdose on Thursday, November 8 at 10:15 p.m..  

Cox and his wife got into an argument, resulting in Cox shooting his wife once in the chest.  He fled the scene and police say he went on a   violent crime spree after shooting his wife.  Later, Cox allegedly killed a man he was trying to carjack.  He was eventually shot and killed by another man he was attempting to rob.    

Joshua Cox’s wife is still hospitalized, but is expected to recover.

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says, “This was a very unfortunate series of incidents that resulted in three people losing their lives. The common denominator here is narcotics. All of this started over drugs, which led to bad, irrational decisions being made. What happened last week is a direct result of how drugs can ruin families and a local community. We will continue to be proactive in combating the illegal drug activity in our city with the mission of putting the drug dealers in prison. Please continue to pray for everyone who was affected by this and that they can find peace during this difficult time in their lives.”

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