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Carjacking suspect fatally shot by Lake Charles officer following Wednesday night chase

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident.

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.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family who lived in the home.

The Louisiana State Police’s investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing and more information will be made available as it is released.

KPLC contributed to this story.

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