Lake Charles –
Early this morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area of Nelson Road and Dove Lane in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting.
During the investigation witnesses advised detectives approximately 4 or 5 people were seen running from the scene where the shooting took place. While still investigating the shooting CPSO received several complaints of vehicle burglaries, where guns were stolen, in the area of Ham Reid Road and Perry Lane in Lake Charles, near where the shooting took place. After further investigation detectives believe the two incidents are related. Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance from a local convenience store right after the shooting occurred, which shows a man entering the store, who they believe to be involved in both incidents.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident or can identify the man seen in the video contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.
CPSO Violent Crimes Detective Randall Ravia and VCIU Detective Ben White are the lead investigators on these cases.