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UPDATE: Arrest made in Lake Charles homicide

Posted at 11:49 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 12:49:10-04

Lake Charles Police have arrested a teenager in connection with the Sunday shooting death of a local man.

Police identified the victim as Kendal Mose, 23. He was found suffering from gunshot wounds Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of Reid Street. Mose died at a local hospital, police said.

Based on information gathered at the scene and witnesses, approximately an hour later officers located the suspect in the vehicle he was driving in the 1600 block of St. John Street.

The suspect, a 16 year old male was taken into custody. He was booked with Second Degree Murder, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Resisting an Officer, and Illegal Possession of handgun by a Juvenile.

The lead investigators are Detectives Larry Newingham and Andrew Malveau.