Police chief: 3 arrested in Javid Duhon shooting, ‘Violent act stemmed from rap group’

Lake Charles Police Chief Shawn Caldwell announces three arrests in March 7 homicide

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Three people have been arrested in the March 7 shooting death of 34-year-old Javid Duhon, Lake Charles Police Chief Shawn Caldwell said Friday at a news conference.

Caldwell said the “violent act stemmed from a rap group.”

Police say a passerby found Duhon shot at the intersection of N. Goos Blvd. and Knapp Street around 6:15 p.m. on March 7. Duhon was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. Duhon lived nearby, on Goos Blvd.

Javid Duhon was found shot to death near his home on March 7, 2019. (Source: KPLC)
Javid Duhon was found shot to death near his home on March 7, 2019. (Source: KPLC)

While three were arrested for murder, the investigation resulted in 13 arrest warrants being issued.

Caldwell said that members of the group have been arrested on various charges, including for guns and drugs.

“Ladies and gentleman, I’m not here to tell you all rap groups are bad, but if your child or your loved one is involved in a rap group, you need to look deeper into that,” Caldwell said. “This particular group, they were making videos saying they were going to go out and take people out. They were showing guns, they had drugs, I’m telling you, Ladies and Gentlemen, look close at it, don’t allow your loved ones to get caught up in this.”

Arrests:

Solomon Tye Martin, 18, of Lake Charles: Second-degree murder. Bond: $500,000.

Jamall Joseph Miller, 18, of Lake Charles: Second-degree murder. Bond: $750,000.

Daquan Tommie Arnaz Coleman, 19, of Lake Charles: Second-degree murder; obstruction of justice. Bond: $650,000.

Daquan Coleman (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Daquan Coleman (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Soloman Martin (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Soloman Martin (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Jamall Miller (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Jamall Miller (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

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