Two arrests have been made in relation to the shooting at a local Slidell McDonalds last week. Slidell Police arrested 19-year-old, Joshua Dixon, for Attempted Second Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 17-year-old, Aaliyah Richardson, was also arrested and charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder.
Last Wednesday, Slidell Police were called to a report of multiple shots fired at McDonalds on Pontchartrain Drive where a group of teenagers were involved in an altercation outside of the restaurant, resulting in an exchange of gunfire.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal issued a statement about the shooting, saying it had been brought to his attention by some local residents, as well as through comments being made on social media, that people have a perception that crime is rising in Slidell and that Slidell Police aren’t tough enough on crime. He said this is absolutely not true. He said more and more crime is being committed by juveniles and/or teenagers and there is a plan in the works to address this. More information on that plan will be released in the upcoming months.
As the investigation continues, more arrests are expected to be made. One person involved in the altercation had a graze wound to their hand, but no one else was injured during the altercation.