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Fired trucker’s fianceé shoots at multiple people at truck stop, police say


A Louisiana woman is facing attempted homicide charges after she allegedly opened fire at several people at a truck stop on Friday.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at a Travel Centers of America location in Slidell, Louisiana, according to a news release from the Slidell Police Department.

Police say that they received multiple calls about a woman shooting a gun in the truck stop parking lot.

When officers arrived on scene, three people said that 32 year old Natalie Williams had tried to kill them after her fiancé was fired from his trucking job for poor performance.

From Slidell police:

One of the victims, who is the owner of a trucking company, confronted Williams and her fiancé outside of an 18-wheeler in the back parking lot of the Travel Centers of America. The owner of the trucking company decided to fire Williams’ fiancé for poor job performance, and evict them from their 18-wheeler.

An argument ensued, at which time William retrieved a firearm and began firing several rounds at the owner of the trucking company. Williams then pointed the gun at the victim’s truck, and fired several more rounds inside the cab of the truck. Inside of the truck were the victim’s fiancé and their 1-year-old son. Miraculously, no one struck by the bullets.

Police were able to find Williams, who was hiding in the nearby woods, and arrest her without incident.

Williams has been charged with attempted first degree murder.


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