UPDATE: One person has died following a house fire early this morning in the 4100 block of Pines Road this morning. It’s being reported that home belonged to former Shreveport Mayoral candidate Melvin Slack and his son. Several sources are reporting that now it was Slack’s son Emmanuel who passed away due to injuries sustained in the fire. The father suffered injuries and burns in the house fire as well. At this time, there is no update on his condition.
Social media is full of statements about what a tremendous young man Emmanuel was. Just like his father, he was extremely active in the community. Several high ranking public officials are offering up their condolences and memories.