UPDATE: Downtown Shooting in Lake Charles Leads to One Dead
Update: An arrest has been made in connection to the shooting downtown. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus of the Lake Charles Police Department says they apprehended a suspect on I-10 just east of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The victim has been identified as Ernest Samuel Miller, while the person responsible for the death of Miller is Joey Julian of Baton Rouge. Miller left in a local residents vehicle and was apprehended just hours after the shooting.
There was a shooting today in downtown Lake Charles on the corner of Mills and Ryan street around 1 pm. There were shots that were reported and called into 911, where officers were called to the scene.
One person was shot and the shooter is still at large. From reports, it seems that the shooting involved occupants in a vehicle. There has not been an identity relating to the victim at this reporting. But it has been confirmed that the individual shot has died.
That intersection is closed at the moment as police are on standby trying to dissect the situation and what could have led to the shooting. As we get more information, we will get you guys updated on the latest.