Jamieon Chatman, who is accused of killing two people and wounding six others in a shooting outside a Slidell bar in December, was indicted Thursday by a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on two counts of first degree murder and six counts of attempted first degree murder, court records show.
Chatman was arrested two days after the shooting in Vermilion Parish, where he had fled after the shooting. Four others have been arrested and accused of helping Chatman elude police in the hours and days after the shooting.
The shooting happened outside Shooters Socialbar in the Olde Towne section of Slidell in the early hours of Dec. 26. An argument inside the bar and moved outside near the bar’s 2 a.m. closing time. Once outside, the argument escalated into a fist fight before shots were fired.
Errol Scott, a 22-year-old man from Slidell, died at the scene. Mark Womack, a 23-year-old Southeastern Louisiana University student, died later that day at an area hospital. Six others were wounded after Chatman allegedly fired into the crowd that had gathered around the fight.
Chatman’s case has been assigned to 22nd Judicial District Judge William J. Knight. A conviction of first degree murder carries with it the possibility of the death penalty.