December 20, 2019  |  09:21 am

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell man after he shot another man during a scuffle Thursday (December 19) afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, an individual was dropped off at residence on Jay Street near Slidell.  That man and the homeowner, John Couvilier (DOB 1/14/1992), got into an altercation and Couvilier produced a gun. While the two men were fighting over the weapon, the victim, a 26-year-old man, was shot.  

He was transported to a local-area hospital, where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and was released. 

A warrant was issued for the Couvilier’s arrest in connection with the incident, and he was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

L.R.S. 14:34.7 Aggravated Second-degree Battery
L.R.S. 14:95.1 Possession of a Firearm or a Concealed Weapon
L.R.S. 14: 69.1 Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm