Louisiana

Man Wanted on Charge of Second-Degree Murder After Apparent Homicide in Slidell

Officials in St. Tammany Parish are searching for a man who is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder after an apparent homicide in Slidell Sunday.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded at 1:30 a.m. to a business off of Salmen Street in Slidell in reference to a shooting.

Deputies said they arrived and found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston identified the man killed as 43-year-old Melvin Webb.

Following an investigation, St. Tammany officials issued warrants for 29-year-old Jules Johnson, of Slidell, on charges of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts should call the STPSO at 985-898-2338.

Source: Man wanted on charge of second-degree murder after apparent homicide in Slidell