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Police search for suspect in Lake Charles carjacking, shooting

Posted at 9:56 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 10:56:20-04

Police in Lake Charles are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting and carjacking on Monday night.

Police say the incident occurred at 7:30 pm at a parking plaza in the 3600 block of Highway 14.

The victim told police that he pulled into the parking plaza near several businesses and was approached by an unknown black male. The suspect allegedly made a comment that made the victim believe he was about to be robbed. Police say the victim then exited his vehicle to confront the suspect and a struggle ensued.

The victim was shot during that struggle. According to police, the suspect then left in the victim’s vehicle.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

The suspect remains at large. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.