When officers arrived, they discovered that a homeowner had encountered a subject running from a neighbor’s back yard. The male ran toward the homeowner who then fired one shot, striking the subject in the leg. The male fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. While checking the area, officer’s discovered that the subject burglarized three separate homes and dropped a bag that contained property from the burglaries.
After fleeing from the scene, the subject entered a vacant home on Yale Street. After leaving that location, he walked to the area of California Street where he was apprehended. The suspect, juvenile male, was admitted to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The homeowner who shot the subject was interviewed by Lake Charles Police Detectives and the investigation is ongoing.