NewsCalcasieu Parish


Lake Charles man out of prison on parole shoots several at night club

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 21:58:30-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A 26-year-old Lake Charles man is in police custody following a shooting early Sunday morning.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a night club in the 3900 block of Highway 90 in Lake Charles on June 14 at 3:00 a.m after receiving a call in reference to a shooting, according to Kayla Vincent, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office. Upon arrival deputies found a victim inside the night club with a gunshot wound. Deputies dressed the wound until emergency medical personnel could arrive; at which time the victim was transported to a local hospital. Once deputies arrived at the hospital it was learned three additional victims were at the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds they received as a result of the shooting.

During further investigation and after speaking with witnesses at the scene detectives learned Nathaniel J. Lede, 26 was allegedly responsible for the shooting.

A short time later detectives observed Lede driving on Highway 14 in Lake Charles. A traffic stop was initiated and he was taken into custody, Vincent stated.

Lede was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail on charges of of aggravated battery (four counts); aggravated assault with a firearm; illegal possession of a firearm at an alcoholic beverage outlet; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and illegal discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $535,000.

Deputies say Lede was currently on parole after being released in August 2018. He was convicted of illegal use of a weapon; illegal possession of stolen things; and simple burglary in the 14th Judicial District Court and was to remain on supervision until October 2024.

The four victims all suffered non-life threatening injures.

CPSO Detective Travis Mier is the lead investigator on this case.

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