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More arrests made in Olde Towne Slidell shootings

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SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Slidell Police have arrested four additional suspects in the Olde Towne shooting case that left two dead and six seriously wounded last December.

Jamieon Chatman, 22, was named as the primary suspect in the case. Chatman was arrested two days after the shooting in Vermilion Parish.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that 24-year-old Markel Foster, 23-year-old Paul Nixon, 19-year-old Rico Bedford and 23-year-old Torin Joseph all played a role in assisting Chatman by either getting rid of evidence and/or helping him elude police during his two days on the run.

All four suspects have been charged with six counts of accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder and two counts of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

The shooting incident began shortly after midnight on Christmas Day when gunfire erupted in the bar district of Olde Towne. According to witnesses, as the bars were closing, a fight broke out near the intersection of First Street and Cousin Street. During the altercation, several gunshots were fired into the crowd, resulting in eight people being struck by bullets.

Two of the victims 22-year-old Errol Scott and 23-year-old Mark Womack, both of Slidell, died as a result of their injuries. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene and Womack later died at the hospital. Slidell Police said neither was Chatman's intended target.

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