State police release name of woman shot by Lake Charles police

Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 8:21 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2022 at 4:43 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles woman was shot by Lake Charles police after firing a weapon Friday morning, authorities said.

Sheri Carlson, 45, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in the lower torso, according to State Trooper Derek Senegal, spokesman for Louisiana State Police Troop D.

Senegal said officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were called to a wellness check at 415 Hodges Street around 6:27 a.m.

While Carlson was standing near the doorway of the apartment, she pulled out a handgun and fired at the officers, Senegal said.

Lake Charles police officers fired, striking Carlson, before taking her into custody while she was still in possession of the handgun, Senegal said.

No officers were injured.

Lt. Jeff Keenum, with Lake Charles police, says the investigation has been turned over to Louisiana State Police.

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