Bond set at $1.75M for suspect in deadly shooting outside bar

Published: Dec. 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM CST
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Jamieon Chatman (Source: Slidell Police Department)
Jamieon Chatman (Source: Slidell Police Department)

COVINGTON, LA (WAFB) - Bond has been set for the suspect accused of firing into a crowd outside a bar in the early morning hours the day after Christmas.

According to The Times-Picayune, bond for Jamieon Chatman, 22, of Covington, was set at $1.75 million. He is the suspected gunman in a shooting outside a bar in Slidell that left two people dead and six wounded.

Chatman is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted second-degree murder. Errol Scott, 22, and Mark Womack, 23, both of Slidell, were killed in the shooting.

Chatman was arrested at a home in Vermilion Parish. He was taken back to Slidell early Saturday morning.

Witnesses told police the shooting happened after a fight broke out near an intersection in Olde Towne Slidell. Eight people were hit by bullets. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. Womack was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved. The Times-Picayune contributed to this report.