January 22, 2018  |  12:21 pm

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Slidell man in a shooting that occurred Sunday (January 21).
 
The victim, a 54-year-old man, was located at a local area hospital, after a neighbor called to report the shooting.
 
Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Michael Sirelle Bickham (DOB 3/13/1975; 2015 Gause Blvd., Slidell) exited a residence in the 1400 block of Beech Street, armed with a pistol after hearing his girlfriend arguing with her children’s father outside the home.
 
An altercation ensued between the two men.
  
At some point during the altercation, Bickham discharged the weapon and the bullet struck an unintended victim, a friend of Bickham’s that was standing nearby.
 
Bickham drove his friend to the hospital and then fled.
 
He was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. after he returned to the hospital to check on his friend’s condition.
 
Bickham was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for one count of L.R.S. 14:34.7 Second-degree Aggravated Battery and one count of L.R.S. 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.