Sheriff’s Office Investigating Weekend Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a family disturbance which occurred near Madisonville over the weekend.


At approximately 11:00 AM Sunday, deputies were called to a residence on Cialona road after family members reported a fight between a couple and their 37 year old son, identified as Fernando Estopinal, V (1035 Cialona Rd, Madisonville – DOB: 5/9/74).  During the incident, Estopinal punched his mother and sister in the head.  In response, Estopinal’s father shot him once in the leg with a pistol.  The Sheriff’s Office was called by the father, who reported what he had done.


Estopinal was contacted at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, where he was brought by family members.  He was issued a summons for two counts of LRS 14:35 – Simple Battery.  He was released back to St. Tammany Hospital staff to undergo surgery.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is on-going.