Thu, Jan 3, 2013
Lake Charles City police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer.
Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said on Thursday the suspect is a black male, 5-foot-8 to 6-0 with a medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie with gray pants.
The officer, who has not been identified, was shot at early in the morning on Jan. 1 but was not injured.
“We received a call in reference to a subject shooting a gun in the area of 3619 Texas St.,” Kraus said. “Upon arrival, the officer heard multiple guns shots in the area of a complex.
“The officer then observed a black male walking in the parking lot. The subject fled on foot after the officer attempted to stop him. As the officer was exiting his vehicle, the suspect turned around and fired a shot in his direction. While taking cover, the officer witnessed the suspect fleeing on foot toward the center of the complex.”
The officer did not return fire.
“Anytime you fire at a police officer, obviously at that point in time, there is an imminent danger and the police officer has the right to neutralize the threat,” Police Chief Don Dixon said on Tuesday.
Anyone with information on the suspect can contact city police at 491-1311 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.
The shooting was one of three incidents in which weapons were used during a crime.
Police are also investigating two separate armed robberies that occurred in the 2500 block of Sixth Street and the 2400 block of 11th Street.