Coroner identifies suspect fatally shot by Slidell Police

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* UPDATE *

On Monday afternoon, the St. Tammany Coroner identified the victim in this incident as 43-year-old Caleb McCree of Slidell.

SLIDELL, La. — Around 4:30 p.m. this evening, Slidell Police responded to a report of a stabbing in progress at Circle K gas station on 61104 Airport Road near Interstate 12.

Upon arrival, officers encountered the alleged suspect. Shots were fired by Slidell Police and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, resulting in the killing of the alleged suspect.

“Our guys were met in the parking lot with the perpetrator that came towards them with a knife, or a box cutter, one of the two…but shots were fired,” said Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal.

Circle K gas station on 61104 Airport Road near Interstate 12

At least two people were stabbed prior to the officers’ arrival.

No officers were injured during the encounter.

The Louisiana State Police is handling the officer involved shooting investigation. Slidell Police are investigating the initial stabbing incident.

More details will be released at a later time.

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