Lake Charles juvenile accused of threatening a police officer

One of the two Instagram posts the juvenile posted, in which he is standing on the hood of a...
One of the two Instagram posts the juvenile posted, in which he is standing on the hood of a LCPD unit making a threat.(LCPD)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 5:01 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department arrested and accused a 17-year-old juvenile of illegally being in the possession of a handgun and for threatening a public official.

Authorities said the juvenile posted photos of himself pointing handguns at fully marked LCPD patrol units on his Instagram account.

The arrest was made at approximately 2:56 p.m. on June 13, when LCPD SWAT Team officers observed the juvenile travelling in a vehicle, authorities said.

The juvenile is charged with threatening a public official, illegal possession of a handgun, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, and illegal carrying of a weapon, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing. Readers with information are asked to contact lead Detectives Sgt. Dustin Fontenot or Sgt. Kevin Hoover by calling 337-491-1311.

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