UPDATE, 5/26/23, 11 a.m.: CPSO has arrested Demontoriyuana Charles in connection with the death of Markell Jackson, authorities said.

CPSO Violent Crimes detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service located Charles, after he agreed to surrender to authorities in Lafayette, according to police. He was arrested and transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and booked in on his warrant.  He is charged with second degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon. His bond is set at $680,000.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely, authoritioes said. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes detectives are asking for anyone who may have any information relating to this case to please call CPSO at 491-3605. You can also submit a tip and upload photos and videos anonymously by using the CloseWatch Calcasieu app. 

ORIGINAL STORY: LAKE CHARLES, La. (KLFY) — A Lake Charles man was shot and killed in Lake Charles Wednesday evening, authorities said.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of shots fired in the 2400 block of Fourth Avenue in Lake Charles.

CPSO deputies said they heard several shots and saw a white car leaving the scene. Detectives said that the victim, Markell B. Jackson, 18, of Lake Charles had suffered a gunshot wound and had been taken to a local hospital where he later died.

After reviewing surveillance footage in the area, CPSO detectives said they observed several people of interest and issued a warrant for the arrest of Demontoriyuana Charles, 18, this morning.

The warrant charges Charles with second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon. His bond is set at $680,000, authorities said.

Anyone witrh information on Charles’ whereabouts is encouraged to call CPSO at 337-491-3605.