LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting, according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum.
Joseph Leroy Collins, 52, of Lake Charles was arrested after allegedly shooting his girlfriend. He is facing a charge of attempted second-degree murder.
Kirkum tells us the suspect and his girlfriend got into an argument that became physical. A gun was produced and shots were fired, striking the girlfriend twice in the leg. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Three children were also present at the time of the shooting.
Collins fled the scene but later turned himself into police. His bond is set at $350,000.
The investigation is ongoing.
The responding officer was PFC. Samuel Clouse and the lead investigator is Det. Willie Fontenot.