Gunman identified in Covington law office shooting


(Photo from Covington Police)

47-year-old Roderick Rist of Slidell has been identified as the gunman involved in todays shooting. Coroner’s office confirms he shot and killed himself.

Rist has a wife and kids.

Police say he opened fire outside the Upton Law Firm on Columbia Street and continued firing as he went inside, eventually firing approximately 60 rounds.

An office manager was inside and hid until police found her.

This happened at 1:15 p.m. just as most employees were out to lunch.

So far, two semi automatic handguns have been recovered.


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