Lake Charles, LA –


Earlier this morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Sherry Street in Sulphur in reference to a medical emergency.


Upon deputies arrival, they located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.  During the course of the initial investigation, detectives developed a person of interest, who they believe may be hiding in the immediate area where the incident occurred.  A permitter has been set and deputies are actively searching for the person of interest.


The victim was transported to a local hospital and was later transported to a hospital out of town. 


The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call CPSO at 491-3605.


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.