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Lake Charles Police arrest one for drive-by shooting

Man struck window of Lake Charles Civic Center
Posted: 7:28 PM, Oct 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-05 20:27:59-04
Courtesy Lake Charles Police Department

Lake Charles Police have arrested a man for a drive-by shooting in the city.

According to a press release, police received a call around 6:30 a.m. on October 5 of a weapons complaint in the 900 block of Lakeshore Dr.

Officers identified the suspect as 21-year-old Toni Cartez January. They say he fired multiple rounds from within a moving vehicle, one of which ended up striking a window at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

There were no injuries reported.

Further investigation revealed that January was prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

January was booked in the Calcasieu Parish Jail with one charge each of Assault by Drive-by Shooting, Possession of Firearm by Person Convicted of Certain Felonies, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and Possession of Schedule I CDS.

January's bond was set at $275,000.