LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 20-year-old Lake Charles man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in the 1000 block of Belden Street on Jan. 23.
Lt. Jeff Keenum, spokesperson for the Lake Charles Police Department, said a person with a gunshot wound to the leg was brought to a local hospital around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.
The gunshot victim said he was being robbed at gunpoint when he and the suspect began to fight over a gun, resulting in him being shot, Keenum said.
Keenum said Jacobi Taylor, 20, of Lake Charles, was identified as a suspect and arrested without incident on Jan. 31. Taylor faces counts of aggravated second-degree battery, armed robbery, and armed robbery with a firearm. Taylor’s bond has been set at $55,100.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.
The initial reporting Officer was Cpl. Shawna Aymond. The lead investigator is Det. Sgt. John Russell. Evidence Officer Jessica Single processed the scene.