CPSO investigating shooting death in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSO investigating shooting death in Lake Charles

By: Theresa Schmidt

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 22 year old Lake Charles man is dead-- the victim of an apparent homicide. Brandon Dicks was shot to death about 3:30 in the morning at the trailer park off Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue near Sowela Technical Community College.

 Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies were summoned to 415 Avenue D, Lot 16 where Dicks' body lay next to a home there. Dicks did not live in the trailer park. At the scene, Sheriff Tony Mancuso said deputies were in the early stages of the investigation. "We received a 911 call about shots fired in this area. This is the Avenue D area in the Chennault Industrial Airpark area. When deputies got here we found a male subject lying on the ground. An ambulance was called. It was too late. The subject was already deceased. We're trying to put the pieces together now."

Deputies began identifying pieces of evidence such as bullet casings. By daybreak there were dozens of people from the neighborhood gathered in the area as investigators continued their work. Dicks' body remained at the scene until officials from the Calcasieu Coroner's Office arrived and did their examination. Dicks was well known to many in the neighborhood. Diana Malbrough says he was like family."He was a loving little boy. Loved children, loved his little nieces and nephews, loved his mother very much. He was family, everybody's family. His sister's birthday was today. He has a baby on the way."

 She wants to see whoever is responsible brought to justice. "It's a sad, sad thing. I think the person who did this needs to come forward and speak up because this is enough of this. Our children are dying on the streets for nothing and it's sad. I have grandchildren, I got children. It's time for things to come to a halt."

 Crime scene investigators spent much of the morning at the scene searching for evidence to try to determine what may have led to Dicks' violent death. No word of any arrests yet. We will let you know as new information becomes available.

We'll continue following the latest and have those details on 7News and at Kplctv.com.

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