Lake Charles hurricane evacuee arrested in connection to shooting near Canal and St. Charles streets

(Photo: Devin Levier | NOPD)
New Orleans Police arrested an 18-year-old Lake Charles man in connection to a Sept. 8 midday shooting near Canal and St. Charles streets that left one person dead and five people injured.

The shooting erupted shortly after 12:30 p.m. near the Starbucks and Rubensteins stores in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Officers from the Louisiana State Police and New Orleans Police that were on active patrol responded to the location after hearing gunfire and located one make victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Lymon Brignac, of Lake Charles, according to New Orleans Police.

New Orleans Police initially detained two people, including Devin Levier, who was arrested on suspicion of illegal use of a weapon. His bail was set at $15,000. His next court date is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Magistrate Court M4 .

It’s not clear if the second person was arrested and charged with a crime. New Orleans Police have not released their identity.

Levier is Brignac’s son. Both the victim and the suspect are from Lake Charles and are believed to have evacuated the city due to Hurricane Laura, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with additional information that can aid in this investigation is asked to call Homicide Detective Stephanie Gray at 504-658-5300 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.