A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has charged a man accused of fatally shooting two brothers in March with two counts of first-degree murder, authorities said.
Mario Andre Scott, 41, was arrested shortly after brothers Kerry and Miguel Doucette were gunned down near their father's home. Slidell Police reported the shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation that Scott had with the brother's father, Louis Doucette.
The police said the sons, who were unarmed, confronted Scott about the incident and gunfire erupted. Both were shot multiple times in the 3100 block of Terrace Avenue. Kerry Doucette was pronounced dead at the scene and Miguel Doucette later died at a hospital.
The brother's death shocked the neighborhood community, with friends describing the two as family-oriented and the first to call when in need of help.
After the shooting, Scott fled to Jefferson Parish where he was arrested the same day and extradited back to St. Tammany.
A first-degree murder charge carries a sentence of life imprisonment. The 22nd Judicial District Attorney's office said in a news release that the grand jury also charged Scott with being a felon in possession of a firearm.