Lake Charles men arrested following separate shooting incidents

By Special to the American Press

A 20-year-old Lake Charles man was arrested Sunday after another man was shot during a robbery, city police said.

Cpl. Larry Moss, city police spokesman, said Shaquille Ellis, 1920 Gieffers St., has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and

armed robbery use of a firearm, according to a news release.

Officers were dispatched at 5:50 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Prater and St. John streets after they received reports of a shooting.

The victim, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition, said he was robbed and shot by the suspect.

Bond was set at $1.25 million.

Anyone with additional information can contact lead investigator Det. Dustin Gaudet at 491-1311.

Davis charged with attempted second-degree murder

An 18-year-old Lake Charles man was arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting at the 2300 block of Opelousas St., city police said.

Joshua Caleb Davis was booked on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

“Officers immediately determined upon

their arrival that none of the victims had been struck by gunfire,”

Moss said in a news release. “Further investigation revealed that

the victims had encountered the suspect ... at a night club

earlier in the evening.”

Moss said the victims stated that though no issues arose during this encounter at the club, Davis followed them in his

vehicle several hours later.

The victims went on to say that Davis began to chase their vehicle with his and it was during the chase that Davis fired

several rounds from a firearm, striking the victim’s vehicle, Moss said.

Officers later located the suspect in the 1700 block of O’Brien St.

Bond was set $500,000.

Anyone with additional information can contact Det. Kevin Thomas at 491-1311.