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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Lake Charles

Posted: 5:57 AM, Jan 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 07:11:57-05

Louisiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Lake Charles on Friday.

The Lake Charles Police Department says the shooting occurred around 1 am Friday after a caller alerted police to an armed man entering a Raceway on North Martin Luther King Highway in Lake Charles.

Police officers say they located the alleged suspect about a block away from the store where the shooting between the suspect and officer occurred. The suspect was killed in that exchange, according to police.

The officer and suspect have not been identified. Police say the officer was not injured.

Louisiana State Police are now investigating the shooting.