Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were on the scene of carjacking and shooting at roughly 7:36 pm on Monday, March 18. They're now searching for the suspect who carjacked and shot a local man in a parking plaza in the 3600 block of Hwy 14.

According to a media release, the victim told officers when he arrived in the parking lot in the south plaza he was approached by an unknown black male who approached his vehicle and made a comment that lead him to believe he was going to be robbed. The victim then got out of the vehicle he was driving and confronted the suspect, where a struggle ensued and the victim was shot. The suspect left in the victims vehicle.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The vehicle was found later at an undisclosed location, whole officers continue to search for the suspect.