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Suspect in Lake Charles shooting arrested in Houston

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 14:05:11-04

A man accused in a June shooting has been arrested in Houston.

Lake Charles Police say Metron Craft, 39, is wanted for assault by drive-by shooting and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the June 4 shooting on Ernest Street.

In that shooting, people were exchanging gunfire, police say. One man got a minor wound and was treated at a hospital. Craft was identified as a suspect in the shooting, police say.

Craft was picked up on July 8 in Houston. He's currently being held there while he awaits extradition.

When he is booked in Calcasieu Parish, his bond will be $750,000.

The Lead Investigator in the case is Det. Larry Newingham