Two arrested for attempted murder after shooting at nightclub

Two arrested for attempted murder after shooting at nightclub
Harrison and Chargois (Source: CPSO)
Thomas M. Chargois
Thomas M. Chargois (Source: CPSO)
Kato J. Harrison
Kato J. Harrison (Source: CPSO)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Two Lake Charles men have been arrested for attempted second-degree murder following a shooting at a nightclub on US 90, authorities said.

Calcasieu Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting around 5 a.m. on Feb. 3, according to Kim Myers, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. Deputies learned that Kato J. Harrison, 29, and Thomas M. Chargois, 29, had been arguing in the parking lot and began shooting at each other.

Deputies located Harrison near the area with a gunshot wound, says Myers. While Harrison was being treated by emergency medical personnel, a small bottle of suspected PCP was found in Harrison’s possession.

Myers says Chargois was dropped off at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Deputies found a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana, a small plastic bag of suspected oxycodone, two small bags of suspected crack cocaine, and one small and one large bag of suspected powder cocaine in Chargois’ vehicle.

Deputies also located a car at the scene of the shooting that had been shot twice.

Harrison faces counts of attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of CDS I. He will be booked upon release from the hospital.

Chargois was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on counts of attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic violence, possession of 400 grams or more of cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS II, possession of CDS I and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Judge Robert Wyatt set Harrison’s bond at $122,000 and Chargois’ bond at $172,500.

Det. Keeba Barber is the lead investigator.

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