CPSO still searching for one suspect in N. Perkins Ferry Road sh - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSO still searching for one suspect in N. Perkins Ferry Road shooting

Christopher Jones II (Source: Calcasieu Sheriff's Office) Christopher Jones II (Source: Calcasieu Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Kaitlin Rust / KPLC) (Source: Kaitlin Rust / KPLC)

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is still looking for one suspect in connection with Wednesday's shooting on N. Perkins Ferry Road.

Christopher Jones II, 22, should be considered armed and dangerous, Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso said at a news conference Thursday.

Mancuso urged Jones to turn himself in.

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Deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 2600 block of North Perkins Ferry Road at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said three men forced their way into a home, demanded money and shot the victim in the arm and in the leg. Taking an undisclosed amount of cash and other stolen items, the suspects fled on foot to a waiting getaway car.

The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other suspects have been arrested, Mancuso said. Austin Jones, 17, of Moss Bluff, turned himself in at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The Joneses are half-brothers. All three suspects are from Moss Bluff.

Deante J. Shuffer, 18, first lied about his identity when he was seen walking on Anita Drive in Lake Charles, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. He was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center.

All three are charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and armed robbery with the use of a firearm. Judge Clayton Davis set bond at $1.2 million.

During the search, a lockdown was put in place for Sam Houston, Moss Bluff Middle, Moss Bluff Elementary and Gillis Elementary. 

Deputies said three men forced their way into a home on North Perkins Ferry Road and demanded money before shooting the victim twice and running to a getaway car. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said 17-year-old Austin Jones turned himself in.

"He (Chris Jones) just got out of the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center in June," said Mancuso. "I would consider him armed and dangerous at this time."

Mancuso said the sheriff's office has all the evidence needed to secure a warrant on Jones - if he does not turn himself in.

"It's not a game. He needs to turn himself in. That way, we've done our job and everybody gets to go home and be peaceful, and its the end of the story," added the sheriff.

All three men are charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.

"I know people panic and worry about their children, as they should," said Mancuso. "Let me assure you that our first concern is going to be the safety of our school children. We have a plan, and yesterday I'm proud to say that it worked pretty flawlessly."

CPSO detective Travis Lavergne is the lead investigator 

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