State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Lake Charles
Lake Charles – On August 19, 2022, the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division (LSP-CID) was requested by Lake Charles Police Department (LCPD) to investigate a shooting incident involving their officers.
The preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 6:27 a.m. on August 19, 2022, officers with the Lake Charles Police Department (LCPD) were dispatched to 415 Hodges Street in Lake Charles in reference to suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the subject who was later identified as 45-year-old Sheri Carlson of Lake Charles. During the course of the interaction and while she was standing near the doorway of the apartment, Carlson presented a handgun and fired it. LCPD officers discharged their weapons, striking Carlson in the lower torso. A short time later, Carlson was taken into custody in a neighboring yard while still in possession of the handgun. Carlson was transported to a Lake Charles area hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency for the officer-involved shooting. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Forensic Investigative Unit responded to the scene and is assisting with the investigation.
This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.
Trooper Derek Senegal
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section–Troop D
Office: (337) 491-2519