Lake Charles –
Earlier this morning at approximately 9:40 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 2600 block of North Perkins Ferry Road in Moss Bluff. While enroute deputies learned shots had been fired. Once deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the victim they learned 3 men forced their way into the residence, demanded money and shot the victim. Deputies learned the suspects fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and several stolen items.
After further investigation detectives followed several leads and were able to identify one of the suspects in connection with the shooting, Austin Jones, 17, 688 Sioux Drive, Moss Bluff. At approximately 1:00 p.m. Jones turned himself in to the Detectives Division. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center and charged with attempted 1st degree murder; armed robbery; and armed robbery with the use of a firearm. His bond is still pending.
Deputies are actively questioning two possible suspects. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment
CPSO Detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator on this case.