Lake Charles, LA –


Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a trailer park off Old Deridder Highway in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting. 


When deputies arrived they located the victim lying in the roadway, suffering from what appeared to be two gunshot wounds.  After further investigation deputies learned a verbal argument ensued between the victim and Ivan Monceaux, Jr., 53, 2653 Old Deridder Highway #13, Lake Charles, who is an acquaintance.  During the argument Monceaux shot the victim. 


Monceaux was located at his residence, where he was arrested and later booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; and illegal discharge of a firearm.  Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $400,000.


The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. 


CPSO Detective Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.