One person killed, another arrested after Madisonville fight
NEW ORLEANS — One person was killed and another was arrested in Madisonville Wednesday evening, a police spokesperson said.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested 57-year-old Harry Cleland at a Mandeville home after he was reportedly involved in a fatal fight with somebody he was dating.
Cleland and his partner had been fighting, and the fight escalated to an altercation Wednesday. Cleland armed himself with a gun and the victim armed himself with a machete.
Deputies said Cleland shot his partner multiple times before calling 9-1-1.
He was booked on a manslaughter charge.
The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.
The fight happened at a home near the intersection of Bedico Creek Boulevard and Louisiana Highway 1085.
A STPSO spokesperson said they’re still investigating the fight.
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