UPDATE: LCPD search for man in connection to Sunday shooting fatality

Published 8:44 am Monday, August 15, 2016

UPDATE: On August 16, 2016 Lake Charles Police, working with the United States Marshals Service arrested 20 year Jacolby Keith Ellis in Houston, Texas for 2nd degree Murder.


UPDATE: On August 15, 2016 Lake Charles Police obtained an arrest warrant for 20 year old Jacolby Keith Ellis. Ellis is being sought for a 2nd degree Murder that occurred last night at 2347 Highway 14. Crime Stoppers is offering an award.


PRESS RELEASE — On Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 10:04 PM, Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were assigned to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in reference to a victim that sustained gunshot wounds. This victim would later succumb to his injuries and the Lake Charles Police Department subsequently began a homicide investigation.

 During the course of this investigation, it was learned that an altercation began between the decedent and suspect on the south side of the Dollar Wise store at 2347 Highway 14. It was also learned in the early stages of this investigation that Jacolby Keith Ellis, B/M, 20 years old, residing at an unknown address at this time, is responsible for the shooting.

 An arrest warrant is imminent for Mr. Ellis. Mr. Ellis should be considered armed and dangerous.  

 This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding this crime please contact Detective Franklin Fondel with the Lake Charles Police Department at 337-491-1311.

As additional information becomes available, this information will be shared with the media.

 Initial Officer:                                         Corporal William Loving                

Investigating Detectives:               Detectives Franklin Fondel, Colby Thompson, and Jeff Keenum