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March 22, 2014

Man turns self in after vigil shooting

LAKE CHARLES, La. — An argument resulting in a shooting during a candlelight vigil resulted in at least one person requiring emergency surgery.

Area community members were holding a candlelight vigil approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, at the 1900 block of 1908 Winterhalter Street, for the three victims in last year's triple homicide at McMillan Park when an argument occurred resulting in a shooting.  

Lake Charles Police Officers responded in reference to a shooting with two individuals possibly being shot.    

The victim suffered a gunshot wound and was taken by private means to a local hospital where he was taken to emergency surgery.

Andre Jordan Broussard, 22, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, turned himself into Detectives with the Lake Charles Police Department following the shooting.    

Broussard was arrested and booked on Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.  

Judge David Ritchie, 14th Judicial District Court, set Broussard's bond at $350,000.  

Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department and Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office assisted with crowd control.  

Corporal Jacob Pearson handled the initial investigation and Detective Sergeants Lecia McCullough and Frank Fondel are handling the follow up.      

 

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