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Police Make One Arrest, Begin Hunt for Second Shooter in North Cherry Street Killing [VIDEO]

Lake Charles Police Department
Scott Lewis

One shooter is in custody and the hunt is on for his partner in the killing of a 23-year-old man and the shooting of a 62-year-old woman on North Cherry Street Thursday.  LCPD Chief Don Dixon said detectives are looking for any information the public can provide on the unidentified second shooter.

Lionel J. Rubin
Lionel J. Rubin (Courtesy of LCPD)

In a press conference today, Dixon said police have already arrested 27-year-old Lionel Jacoby Rubin on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.  the chief said his arrest was made at around 3:45 a.m. this morning, and Rubin’s behind bars with $1.5 million bond.  Thursday morning, Rubin and his partner allegedly shot and killed Shane Landry.  The 62-year-old woman was not identified, but Dixon said she survived surgery and is recovering.  Two children were in the house at the time of the shooting — ages 3 and 7.  Police were only providing limited details of the shooting to protect the investigation.


Dixon said police believe that Landry was the target and that he knew the shooters, but it’s unclear if the shootings were gang-related.  Both of the victims were unarmed.

Detectives are looking for anyone who had contact with Rubin between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.  At the same time, D

“Only a coward and a punk would do something like this,” said Dixon.

Anyone with information is asked to call (337) 491-1311 — ask for Det. Fondel or Det. Loftin.

See more details from the press conference

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