LaGrange High mourns 2023 graduate killed in shooting

Lake Charles teen killed.
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 1:55 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) - The LaGrange High School community is mourning the loss of an alumn who was killed in a shooting in Lake Charles just four days after graduating.

Markell Jackson, 18, received his diploma this past Saturday. Jackson played for the Gators football team as a safety and the basketball team as a center.

(LaGrange High School)

The school posted photos from his graduation today, writing that Jackson was a “respectful, authentic, and genuine student.”

LaGrange counselors are available for students who are grieving.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued a second-degree murder warrant for Demontoriyuana Charles in connection with Wednesday night’s shooting.