Suspect identified in officer involved shooting in Sulphur

Posted at 11:29 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 12:29:20-04

A news conference will be held today in reference to an officer-involved shooting in Sulphur. 

Chief Lewis Coats of the Sulphur Police Department will give details on the shooting at 2:30 p.m. at 500 B North Huntington in Sulphur.

On May 2, 2018, shortly after 3:00 p.m., the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was asked by Chief Coates to investigate the shooting. The preliminary investigation revealed early that morning the suspect stole a pickup truck in Vidor, Texas, and traveled to Vinton, Louisiana, and broke into a business, according to detectives. The suspect allegedly stole a shotgun and traveled to Sulphur in the pickup truck he stole earlier in Vidor. 

Investigators say the suspect crashed and abandoned the truck in Sulphur then stole a small passenger car from a residence. Officers with the Sulphur Police Department observed the stolen car and pursued the vehicle to the community of Carlyss where the suspect crashed, according to police.

The Sulphur Police Department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police established a perimeter and began to pursue the suspect on foot.  The suspect gained entry into a residence and stole another weapon from the residence, stated investigators. The suspect then left the home, and continued on foot through the neighborhood.  A Sulphur police officer made contact with the suspect behind a residence, shots were fired, and the suspect was shot in the neck, according to the chief. No officers were injured during the incident.

The suspect, 35-year-old Cody Glenn Light., was transported to Lake Charles hospital for treatment. 

Police say Light has a lengthy criminal record and is wanted by Alabama authorities for illegal discharge of a weapon, flight with a weapon, and attempted murder of a police officer.

Multiple criminal charges are pending against the Light from the Sulphur Police Department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police. 

This is an active, ongoing investigation.