Slidell police name suspect in Thursday fatal shootings

Slidell police on Friday identified Jamieon Chatman, 22, as the man they are seeking in connection with the Olde Town shooting that left two dead and six wounded early Thursday morning.

Chatman is wanted for two counts of second-degree murder and six counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Gunshots rang out around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Slidell’s Olde Town bar district, resulting in multiple victims.

According to witnesses, as the bars were closing, a fight broke out near the intersection of First and Cousin streets. During the altercation, several shots were fired into the crowd, and eight people were struck by bullets.

Two of the victims died as a result of their injuries: 22-year old Errol Scott and 23-year-old Mark Womack, both of Slidell. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene, and Womack died later at a local hospital.

Police Chief Randy Smith said Friday, “We are asking for help from our community to assist us with putting this criminal behind bars. As I mentioned yesterday, anyone caught assisting Jamieon Chatman will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Slidell police and U.S. marshals are looking for Chatman. They ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the Slidell Police Department at (985) 643-3131 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Crimestoppers has increased its reward offer to $7,500, with up to $4,000 to be paid upon the arrest of the suspect and the remainder upon indictment. Callers must contact Crimestoppers directly to be eligible for this cash reward. Callers remain anonymous and do not have to testify to receive the reward.