March 29, 2023  |  06:48 am

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating following an incident at a residence on Lake Village Boulevard near Slidell.

Shortly after 7:30 pm Tuesday (March 28) the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call with an open line from a residence in 300 block of Lake Village Boulevard.

When deputies arrived on scene, they attempted to establish contact with someone inside the home. At which time, that subject barricaded himself inside the residence, and the SWAT team was dispatched to the scene.

SWAT team members arrived on scene and negotiators made contact with one male inside the home.  

That individual indicated there had been an exchange of gunfire inside the residence between him and an acquaintance.

SWAT team members made entry into the home and discovered two deceased subjects.

This is an ongoing investigation, but the initial investigation indicates one of the subjects appears to have sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of everyone involved,” Sheriff Randy Smith said, “and I thank the deputies, SWAT team members, detectives and crime scene technicians who worked throughout the night.”