LAKE CHARLES, La. — A carjacking suspect is dead after leading Lake Charles Police officers on a chase and crashing into a home and being shot by an officer Wednesday night.
Lake Charles officers responded to a carjacking at about 8:30 p.m. near Shattuck and O'Brien Street according to a news release from the Louisiana State Police.
The Lake Charles Police Department requested that state police investigate after Winston Joseph Latour III, 37, of Lake Charles, was fatally shot by a Lake Charles officer the release said.
When officers found the suspect vehicle a chase began and ended when the car crashed into a home in the 1000 block of 13th Street in the city according to the release.
He had a weapon and officers fired and struck Latour who was pronounced dead at the scene according to the release.
A single mother and her two children narrowly escaped injury when the car crashed through their home and the armed suspect emerged from the car.
The Louisiana State Police’s investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing and more information will be made available as it is released.