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Three people indicted in Tulip Street shooting

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Scott, left and Demoruelle Scott, left and Demoruelle

A Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury has handed up three indictments in connection with a shooting on Tulip Street earlier this month.

Deon T. Demoruelle, 19, was indicted on two counts of Illegal Use of Weapons in the commission of a crime of violence and one count of  Obstruction of  Justice

J’Kristopher D. Scott, 19, was indicted on one count of Second Degree Murder and three counts of  Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

Jamar Harmon, 16, was indicted on one count of Second Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

A Grand Jury warrant was issued for Harmon.  Judge Michael Canaday set bond at $750,000 for the 2nd degree murder charge and $300,000 on each of the 3 counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Harmon is currently being held at the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center, but will be transferred to the Calcasieu Correctional Center since he will be tried as an adult.  The remaining defendants are already being held at CCC. 

The case will be assigned to Judge David Ritchie, Division E.  

The shooting happened on April 6 at about 3:45 a.m. on Tulip Street in Lake Charles. When officers arrived, they found four people shot. 

Cody Lastrapes, 22, died at the scene. Three others were hospitalized; one is in stable condition and two others remain in critical condition, police said. 

During the investigation, Detectives interviewed several witnesses and identified three men as being involved.

Demoruelle, Scott and Harmon were arrested within days of the incident. One other man, Andrew 

A fourth man, Andre Jordan Broussard, 25, was booked with one count second-degree murder and three counts attempted second degree murder. His status was unclear late Thursday; the grand jury did not make any report regarding Broussard. 

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