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Road-rage gunman seen firing at vehicle in quiet neighborhood, later arrested

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Kendell Matthews : Slidell Police Department


Sara Pagones

The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

A 21-year-old Slidell man has been booked with attempted second-degree murder after wildly firing a gun at another motorist in a quiet neighborhood Wednesday evening during a road rage incident, Slidell police said.

No one was injured.

Slidell police said that Kendell Matthews was in a vehicle that followed another vehicle into the Tanglewood subdivision after a road rage incident near U.S. 11 and Brownswitch Road at about 6:30 p.m.

The victim, who was driving a white pickup truck, tried to get the license plate number of the gray sedan in which Matthews was riding.

The sedan stopped in the street, and Matthews jumped out of the passenger door and began shooting at the truck as it drove past. Bullets hit the truck and a nearby house, according to a Slidell Police Department news release.

Later, a Slidell police officer spotted Matthews’ vehicle near Pontchartrain and Spartan Drive, and arrested him without incident.

“We will not tolerate this kind of careless and inexcusable behavior in Slidell,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said in a news release announcing the arrest.

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