LC man charged in Saturday shooting

Published 7:02 pm Monday, August 15, 2022

A Lake Charles man has been charged with second-degree murder in a Saturday stabbing that left the victim hospitalized.

Lake Charles Police Lt. Jeffrey Keenum said officers responded to the stabbing a little after 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of 1st Avenue and Pryce Street.

Upon their arrival, officers discovered the victim had been stabbed multiple times. He was transported via ambulance to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

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Keenum said officers located the suspect, James Lee Parker Jr., 40, a short time later and arrested him.

Parker was charged with attempted second-degree murder. Judge Tony Fazzio issued a bond of $225,000.