Michael Torres, 35

Lake Charles, Louisiana
June 20, 2020

Agencies: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Louisiana | Louisiana State Police

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: about 4 years ago


Michael Torres, 35, of Lake Charles died in south Lake Charles after he allegedly charged Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies with a machete and was shot.

At around 11 a.m. Saturday, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Highland St. in southern Lake Charles to serve an arrest warrant for domestic abuse and child endangerment.

Deputies were able to secure the child and move him to a safe area away from the residence. The suspect, whose name has not been released, refused to comply with deputy demands.

According to a press release, the suspect then charged the deputies with a machete, at which time deputies shot the suspect. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso has requested the Louisiana State Police conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting incident.

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