Lake Charles Police have made several arrests in connection with the recent shooting death of a 16-year-old.
Jacquez Jones was found deceased in the area of Anita Drive and 6th Street on the night of October 21. Since then, four arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
- On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, Sgt. Kevin Hoover arrested Jasmine Renee Fontenot, 23, of Lake Charles and charged her with possession of CDS I with intent (synthetic marijuana); possession of CDS in the presence of juveniles; and possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS. Judge Clayton Davis set Fontenot's bond at $30K.
- On Monday, October 26th, 2020, members of the Lake Charles Police Department's SWAT team arrested a 16 year old juvenile and charged the juvenile with 1 count of 1st degree murder, 3 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder, 1 count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile, and illegal use of dangerous instrumentalities. The juvenile was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
- On Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, Sgt. Kevin Hoover and Sgt. Dustin Fontenot arrested Jatylan Jones, 18, of Lake Charles and charged him with 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles with violence. Judge David Ritchie set Jones' bond at $75K.
- As the investigation into the murder that occurred on October 21st, 2020 near Anita Drive and 6th Street continues, on Friday, October 30th, 2020, members of the Lake Charles Police Department's SWAT team arrested a 16 year old juvenile and charged the juvenile with aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal carrying and discharge of weapons, and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile. This juvenile was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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