Police: Two shot in self-defense at EZ Aces Casino, one dies

Police: Two shot in self-defense at EZ Aces Casino, one dies
Lake Charles Police say that a fatal shooting at EZ Aces Casino early Thursday morning was in self-defense. (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police say that a fatal shooting at EZ Aces Casino early Thursday morning was in self-defense.

Police were called to the casino in regards to a robbery at 5 a.m. Thursday.

Two people were shot as they were “brutally attacking a victim within the establishment, when the victim was able to defend themselves and shoot the two subjects,” according to a news release from Lt. Jeff Keenum, spokesperson for the Lake Charles Police Department.

EZ Aces is located at the Road King Travel Plaza on the I-10 service road near Shattuck Street.

Keenum asked anyone with information about the incident to contact lead investigator Sgt. Larry Newingham at 337-491-1311.

Officer Dakota Baccigalopi was the initial reporting officer and Evidence Officer Jessica Single processed the scene.

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