LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Tom Baehr’s tenants at the Twelve Palms RV Park can always expect coffee and donuts from him each morning, but Saturday was a little different.

“This morning when I was bringing the donuts in we saw the taped-off area and the police were here,” said Baehr.     

Lake Charles Police were at the park responding to a call around 6 a.m. this morning about a shooting.

“Once we got out here we begin to render aid to the victim," said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. "At this point that person was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of the gunshot wound or wounds.”

A shooting that quickly turned into a homicide left Baehr stunned.

“It’s just devastating and we’re so sadden by it, and just shocked that someone would do something like this,” he said. 

 And it even brought out Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier, who is tired of the violence.

“We just have to stop this kind of senseless activity," said DeRosier. "This kind of criminal activity makes no sense whatsoever.”

But despite what happened Saturday, DeRosier still believes the city is safe.

“Lake Charles is a very safe place," he said. "We still have a low number of homicides. Unfortunately, you get people that behave like this.”

But Baehr has one crucial piece of information that could make a difference.  

“We have it on video, so I would say to the perpetrators that they really need to turn themselves in,” said Baehr. 

And while police are working to find the gunman, Baehr has plans to increase security.

“We are going to do whatever it takes to see to it that this type of thing doesn’t happen,” he said. 

While DeRosier has a message for the gunman.

“Get ready, because we’re going to find you, and you’re in serious trouble,” said DeRosier. 

 Police have not released the name of the victim killed in the shooting, and are still actively searching for the gunman. 

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