STPSO looking for suspect in murder in Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) is investigating an apparent homicide following an incident that occurred at a Slidell-area business early Sunday morning (May 19).

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to a business located off of Salmen Street near Slidell in reference to a shooting.

Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located one victim with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. The victim, 43-year-old Melvin Webb, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

STPSO Investigators are actively conducting interviews of witnesses and gathering information in an effort to apprehend the perpetrator.

The subsequent investigation into the shooting incident has resulted in arrest warrants being issued through the 22nd Judicial Court for Jules Johnson, age 30 of Slidell. Johnson is wanted on active warrants for Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jules Johnson is asked to call the STPSO at (985)898-2338 or contact Detective Crabtree at (985)726-7839. Anyone with information, is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)898-2338.

@WRJW