Lake Charles, LA –


Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Highway 3059 in Lake Charles in reference to a shooting.


Upon arrival, deputies located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.  Deputies learned Ruben Acosta-Camacho, 45, Lake Charles, was responsible for the shooting, and had fled the scene prior to their arrival.  After further investigation deputies located Acosta-Camacho’s vehicle at a business in Westlake.  Upon canvassing the area where the vehicle was found deputies located Acosta-Camacho.


He was transported to CPSO for questioning, where he confirmed to detectives he shot the victim.  He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder.  His bond is still pending. 


The victim was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.


CPSO Detective Lauren Manuel is the lead investigator on this case.  


An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged.   A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.