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Teenager arrested for murder in Sulphur

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A teenager is facing a second-degree murder charge following a shooting yesterday afternoon in Sulphur.

Seventeen-year-old Blake Poullard, of Lake Charles, is accused of shooting 24-year-old David Reed III, of Sulphur, before fleeing the scene, according to Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats. 

Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Post Oak Road at 1 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered Reed suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transferred to West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital where he later died.

Chief Coats says witnesses identified the shooter as Poullard, and investigators located him later on in the afternoon at an apartment complex in Sulphur. The suspect was then arrested without incident.

Additionally, investigators charged two juveniles with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder for allegedly assisting Poullard and concealing his whereabouts. 

Additional arrests are expected. 

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact the Sulphur Police Department at 337-527-4550.  

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