SLIDELL, La. - Three suspects who said they were furious that a man pumping gas at a convenience store gave them a "dirty look" were arrested and charged after a shooting that left the victim in serious condition.
According to Slidell police, on July 5, just after midnight, police responded to the report of shots that were fired. Police said witnesses told them that they saw two men approach a man pumping gas and fire shots before fleeing. They told police that an argument preceded the shots.
The 23-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital in serious condition but is expected to survive, said police.
The spokesman said that the victim told police he was pumping gas and exchanged glares with two people he didn't know. He said the two men left the area and returned later with a gun, firing several shots, hitting him once.
Later that same morning, Slidell Police spotted the suspects white Ford Expedition parked at the Slidell Housing Authority, located on Martin Luther King Drive. Detectives were able link the vehicle back to three individuals: 24-year-old Jasmine Anthony of Slidell, LA, 23-year-old Michael Wright of Shreveport, LA and 25-year-old Romallis Brightman of Shreveport, LA.
Police said the suspects cooperated during questioning and admitted that they were furious at the victim for “giving them a dirty look” at the gas station. The suspects and the victim had never met prior to the Saturday morning incident.
Romallis Brightman was booked late Saturday night with attempted second-degree murder. Wright and Anthony were both charged with principal to attempted second-degree murder. All three suspects are currently being held at the Slidell City Jail, and will ultimately be transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.