May 29, 2020  |  04:33 pm

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third in a shooting that occurred May 11 in the Belair Subdivision near Slidell. 

Taylor Francios (DOB: 5/8/1996) of Slidell and a 17-year-old Slidell male were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
L.R.S. 14:24/37.7 Principle to Second-degree Battery
L.R.S. 14:24/64.3 Principle to Armed Robbery

A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of a 16-year-old Slidell male for the following charges:
L.R.S. 14:37.7 Second-degree Battery
L.R.S. 14:64.3 Armed Robbery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives learned Francios had made arrangements with the victim, a 21-year-old male, to buy drugs. However, when the victim arrived at the location to sell the drugs, he was instead approached by the 16-year-old, who proceed to shoot him and rob him while the other juvenile was present.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital.