September 09, 2022  |  09:31 am



Keith Cotton (DOB 10/6/2003) is in custody after turning himself in Monday (September 12) morning. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on one count of Attempted Second-degree Murder.

Sheriff Randy Smith would like to thank everyone who called in with information about Cotton’s whereabouts.


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a Slidell man who is wanted following a shooting which occurred Thursday (Sept. 8) night in the Kingspoint area near Slidell.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Brookter Street and Nottingham Lane in reference to a shooting.

One victim had been transported to a local hospital via a witness prior to deputies’ arrival.  He sustained what is believed to be non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Through their investigation, STPSO detectives have learned the man was shot by 18-year-old Keith Cotton after the man approached Cotton’s vehicle, which was parked with Cotton and the victim’s girlfriend inside.

A warrant was issued for Cotton’s arrest for one count of Attempted Second-degree Murder. He remains at large. Anyone with information about Cotton’s whereabouts is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338 or 911.