LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 26-year-old Lake Charles man accused in two shootings in July 2014 is on trial this week.
El Jerico Jermiah Bartie was indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and assault by drive-by shooting.
Authorities said Bartie committed a drive-by shooting July 25, 2014, on Cline Street in Lake Charles. Bartie was arrested a day later, after a 30-minute standoff with police at a Sulphur hotel.
The Lake Charles and Sulphur police departments said Bartie fired multiple shots at them when they tried to serve him a warrant in connection with the drive-by shooting.