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On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 8:54 am Lake Charles Police were called to 2358 Legion Street in reference to a shooting.

Upon their arrival, Officers found 23-year-old Eddie Hardman in the parking lot of Apartment J, injured from a gunshot wound. Hardman was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injury.

The investigation revealed that an altercation between several parties started and 17-year-old J’vonte Melik Sterling of Ville Platte, who was not part of the initial altercation, produced a handgun and shot the victim.

Sterling left the scene on foot but was shortly located nearby by patrol officers.

Sterling’s bond has been set at $1 million. The investigation is still ongoing.

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