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Covington man arrested on attempted murder charges

Demarcus McDowell (Photo from CPD) Demarcus McDowell (Photo from CPD)

FOX 8 received this news release from the Covington Police Dept. Thursday afternoon:

At approximately 2:30 AM on December 23, 2012, Covington Officers responded to a report of a shootout in the parking lot of the Waffle House restaurant, located near Hwy 190 and Hwy 25.

When Officers arrived on the scene, the witnesses had fled, making it extremely difficult to find out what had happened. Officers found numerous 9MM casings in the parking lot. The case was turned over to Detectives to continue the investigation. Detectives were able to find enough witnesses to put the story together. Apparently a fight had occurred at a Covington bar room earlier in the night. When two of the subjects who were fighting earlier, ran into each other again at the restaurant one of them pulled out a pistol. He started firing at the other subject as he fled in a vehicle with 3 other subjects.

On Thursday February 21, 2013, at approximately 2:30 PM, Investigators ended a two month long investigation when they served a search warrant at 10xx West 29th Avenue. Detectives found the suspected shooter, Demarcus McDowell, in the residence. The suspect was placed under arrest without incident. He was transported to the Police Department where he was booked and placed in St. Tammany Parish Jail. The weapon was not recovered at the residence.

Arrested Subject:

Demarcus McDowell, 24 years of age, 10xx W. 29th Ave. Covington, LA 70433


4cts Attempted Second Degree Murder

1ct Felon in Possession of a Firearm

1ct Illegal Discharge of a Weapon


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