One dead in Bell City homicide

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Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 8:48 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2023 at 8:49 PM CST

Bell City, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that left one person dead.

Deputies say the shooting death occurred in the 7000 block of Gragg Road in Bell City.

“It appears as though it was a domestic [dispute] between a husband and wife,” CPSO Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory said. “Unfortunately a firearm was discharged, and it struck the husband, he has succumbed to his injuries at this point”.

“We’ll review all the facts, it will take a while to investigate this entire matter but once we get that we’ll go over the facts and the evidence with the detectives and see what the proper charge is, at this time I don’t know what that charge is,” Calcasieu Parish District Attorney, Stephen Dwight said.

The call came in to CPSO at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 22. The wife was taken into custody for questioning.

The investigation is ongoing. CPSO is currently taking witness statements and processing the scene.