State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles On June 20, 2020, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) to investigate a shooting incident involving their deputies.


The preliminary investigation revealed CPSO deputies arrived at a residence located on Highland Street south of Lake Charles, in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Michael Torres of Lake Charles. Torres was wanted for a domestic incident that occurred earlier this morning at the residence.


Deputies encountered Torres in the front yard of his residence holding a weapon. He was given numerous verbal commands to drop the weapon but Torres refused to comply. A less lethal bean bag impact round was used but was ineffective. During the course of the encounter, at least two CPSO deputies discharged their firearms striking Torres. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.


The investigation is active and ongoing and no further information is available at this time.