Couple fights Christmas night, gun v machete; 1 dead

Louisiana News

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office

Authorities say a New Orleans-area man was killed when a Christmas argument with his boyfriend escalated into a fight with machete against gun.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Harry Cleland of the Madisonville area was in jail Thursday on a manslaughter charge.

The coroner’s spokesman identifies the dead man as 21-year-old Christopher Taylor.

A sheriff’s office news release says Cleland shot his boyfriend multiple times before calling 911 about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. 

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