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Lake Charles police seeking information on Albert Street homicide

Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 11:35 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department says they are asking the public for information regarding a homicide that occurred Saturday night.

Albert Street homeowners describe their neighborhood as tranquil and serene but they say that peace was disturbed on Saturday night when shots were fired.

“It’s relatively quiet - it caught me off guard, I wasn’t expecting that,” a man who made the 911 call said.

One homeowner acted quickly after hearing the gunfire. He didn’t want to show his face on camera for safety reason, but did describe to us what happened.

“I called 911 as I was walking up to him because I could see the blood drop from the street to where he actually dropped by the telephone pole,” he said.

Lt. Jeff Keenum, department spokesman, says on Saturday, June 19, at approximately 8:25 p.m., officers were assigned to the 400 block of Albert Street in reference to a homicide. Upon arrival, officers were able to confirm that a homicide had occurred, according to Keenum.

Lake Charles police are asking anyone with information to contact Sgt. Kirt Farquhar at 337-491-1311.

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