Woman Fires At Trucking Company Owner Who Fired Her Fiancé At Truck Stop
Slidell, Louisiana – A 32-year-old Mandeville, Louisiana woman is in police custody after she allegedly attempted to kill the owner of a trucking company, his fiancé and a 1-year-old child following a dispute at a truck stop on Friday.
According to the Slidell Police Department (SPD), Natalie Williams became enraged after her fiancé, a truck driver, was fired on Friday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Police said the incident occurred at a Travel Centers of America located at 1682 Gause Boulevard.
Officials said the owner of the company that employed Williams’ fiancé confronted the couple in the truck lot and notified the driver he was being fired for “poor job performance.”
Further, police said the trucking company owner instructed the couple to remove their items from the truck immediately.
That’s when, according to SPD investigators, Williams became furious and retrieved a handgun from the truck and began firing at the trucking company owner.
Officials said she fired multiple shots at the owner before turning her fire on his semi-truck.
She began firing into the truck’s cab.
Inside was the owner’s fiancé and their 1-year-old child, investigators said.
SPD has not yet indicated if Williams was aware the woman and child were inside the semi at the time.
Police said they received multiple 911 calls about the incident, and when they arrived, found no one had been struck by the bullets.
Williams was hiding in a nearby wooded area, officials said.
She was taken into custody without incident and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder.
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