Lake Charles police shoot 2

Lake Charles police shot and wounded two 23-year-old men in a car that hit an officer on foot and sideswiped a patrol car at the end of an early morning chase on Friday, Chief Don Dixon said.

Two officers were treated for minor injuries .

Dixon said the car’s driver, Frankie Joseph Garrick, and passenger Jordan Jamarl Brown were hospitalized in Lafayette but he did not know their conditions. A woman passenger in the car was not injured, he said.

He did not release the officers’ names.

Dixon said the incident began about 2:30 a.m. Friday when an officer tried to stop a car that had been involved in a crash several hours earlier. The car sped off, starting a chase that ended near an Interstate 10 overpass, he said.

Garrick is scheduled for trial May 20 on two counts of attempted second-degree murder, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier said. He said Brown is on probation for attempted second-degree battery, and a warrant from Evangeline Parish accuses him of violating probation.

State Police are investigating, as is common when local police are involved in a shooting. Their report will be turned over to the Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office, State Police Sgt. James Anderson said.