Man shot dead in Violet about midnight Wednesday during an incident at the home of his estranged wife; No arrest made pending further investigation

Posted: November 27th, 2014 | Filed under: News Releases

Ricky Moser, 49, shot to death during incident at his estranged wife's home in Violet

Ricky Moser, 49, shot to death during incident at his estranged wife’s home in Violet

A man living in Slidell was shot dead about midnight Wednesday after going to the Violet home of his estranged wife and allegedly striking the wife’s daughter in the head with an expandable baton and was shot once in the chest by the daughter’s boyfriend, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

No arrest has been made pending further investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Pohlmann said. The District Attorney’s Office is also involved in the case.

The dead man was identified as Ricky Moser, 49, who died at the scene in a home at 2105 Riverpark Drive in Violet, the said.

The man who shot Moser, Kory Mattox, 21, of Violet, was questioned by sheriff’s detectives but is free pending further investigation, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Moser allegedly struck to the head Raquel Nicolosi, 21, with an expandable baton. Nicolosi was visiting at the home of her mother, Tammy Martin, the estranged wife of Moser. Martin wasn’t home during the incident, authorities said.

Mattox said he got a shotgun and shot Moser once in the chest during the attack on Nicolosi, who was treated and released at a local hospital for her injuries, the sheriff said.

Martin had a protective order in effect against Moser at the time of the incident, Sheriff Pohlmann said. The two had been separated for months.

Also, the Sheriff’s Office had recently obtained warrants for the arrest of Moser from a judge on charges of simple burglary of Martin’s home and violation of the protective order, the sheriff said. Moser was shown on video surveillance entering Martin’s home about a week ago and the residence was damaged inside, the sheriff said.