Lake Charles, LA –
On May 6 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised of a shooting on Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles.
During the investigation, it was discovered the suspect Harry L. Pendleton, III, 18, Lake Charles, discharged a firearm into a crowd of people, hitting a vehicle. Pendleton then fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Chelsey B. Ned, 19, DeQuincy. Ned drove the vehicle through barricades and a crowd of people, fleeing from police. Pendleton ultimately jumped out of the vehicle, at which time a firearm fell from his person. Pendleton fled the area on foot but was quickly apprehended. Ned continued driving a short distance before parking the vehicle, and was ultimately taken into custody.
Pendleton and Ned were both arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Pendleton was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm at a parade or demonstration; criminal trespass; simple criminal damage to property; resisting an officer; aggravated assault with a firearm; and terrorizing. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $1,006,000. Ned was charged with accessory after the fact to reckless discharge of a firearm at a parade or demonstration; flight from an officer; accessory after the fact to aggravated assault with a firearm; and terrorizing. Judge Tony Fazzio set her bond at $253,500.
CPSO Detective Lauren Manuel is the lead investigator on this case. Assisting was the Lake Charles Police Department and Ward 3 Marshal’s Office.
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.