Arrest Made in Connection to North Simmons Street Homicide
Lake Charles, La. - Two arrests were made in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Gary Obrien on Monday, July 17, at 3:34 a.m.
The Lake Charles Police Department responded to a shooting at 409 North Simmons Street, where they identified the body of the deceased male, who died from "an apparent gunshot wound," said an LCPD media release.
There were two more victims, one received a minor injury during the ordeal, but neither was shot. They were able to tell officers that "three male subjects" entered the back of the home wearing dark clothing with their faces covered. The men were armed with guns and made demands of Obrien, who did not comply. When Obrien refused their demands he was shot and killed by one of the men. The three suspects reportedly fled from the home on foot.
Police arrested two of the men, 20-year-old Justin D. Landry, and 18-year-old Jermyre J. Bowers, both of Lake Charles, on Monday, at 6:40 p.m.
Landry was arrested for first-degree murder, his bond is $1,000,000. Bowers was arrested for obstruction of justice, his bond is $25,000.
Upon further investigation, police learned the shooting was the result of "an apparent robbery." Landry was identified by a witness to the shooting, and Bowers name was given by another witness. Bowers gave false information to investigators when questioned, said the media release.
Police are still in search of the third suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting can contact Sgt. Colby Thompson and Sgt. Frank Fondel at 491.1311, they are the lead detectives.