The next case I am going to blog about hits a little close to home, because it’s from Mrs. Field’s neck of the woods. I suspect that it’s another one of those questionable police shootings that might be soon getting national attention.
There are always two sides to a story, so I want you to check this out and let me know what you think.
“27-year-old Mamou man died early Wednesday in an officer-involved shooting involving an Evangeline Parish sheriff’s deputy, according to Louisiana State Police.
The State Police Bureau of Investigation/Lafayette Field Office was alerted at 4:10 a.m. to the shooting and was asked by the Evangeline Sheriff’s Office to investigate, Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau said in a news release.
The deputy had been responding to an attempted burglary in the area of Chad Lane when he encountered Dejuan Guillory, Moreau said. During an ensuing altercation between Guillory and the deputy, Guillory was shot.
Guillory was pronounced dead at the scene, Moreau said.
The deputy, who was injured during the altercation, was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed Thursday in stable condition, Moreau said. The deputy’s identity has not been released.
State Police reported later Thursday they arrested Dequince E. Brown , 21, of Church Point. Brown, who was with Guillory during the incident, was booked into Evangelina Parish jail on attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
is reporting that Guillory had been arrested in 2015, accused of stealing an ATM with a backhoe from Citizen’s Bank in Mamou and firing a gun at a responding deputy’s patrol car. At the time, police said they found 12 shell casings shot from an AR 15 assault rifle near the backhoe.
Guillory was charged with theft of the backhoe, attempted murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and felony theft in that case.
In December 2016 he entered a no contest plea to simple criminal damage to property and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with five years suspended. He was to serve five years probation following his sentence. The remaining charges were dismissed.
The state Department of Corrections could not provide details Thursday regarding Guillory’s sentence. District Attorney Trent Brignac was not in his office and did not return a phone message left on his cell phone.” [Source]
Hmm, stealing in the middle of a field? No firearm on his person?
Anyway, here is another take :
“Mamou, LA-According to sources close to the family of DeJuan Guillory, Paul Holden LaFluer, a local Ville Platte deputy, stopped father and concrete business owner, DeJuan Guillory and his girlfriend, Dequince Erin Brown.
The new couple were on a 4-wheeler in a rural area about a mile from Mamou, “frogging.” According to a source close to the family, after an altercation between DeJuan and LaFleur, deputy LaFleur shot DeJuan Guillory four times in the back. The family went to the scene but were not allowed to view the body.
DeJuan’s sister, Kiera Guillory, former law enforcement officer, says that State Police at the local police station were unhelpful in the family’s search for DeJuan’s body. Both DeJuan’s sister and mother worked in law enforcement in the area for over 22 years.
A source close to the family said that DeJuan had been shot in the back while laying on the ground. According to the Louisiana State Police, who are currently investigating this officer-involved shooting, the Ville Platte deputy responded to an attempted burglary call in the town of Mamou Thursday morning at roughly 4:10 a.m.,. Speculation has run rampant about the reason LaFleur was in the area; however, the family maintains that LaFleur was where he shouldn’t have been which is why he claimed to have been responding to a burglary call
he Guillory family, well-known in the small town, believe that the burglary call was either a bogus claim or someone called the police because they saw the couple frogging. DeJuan had just been paid on two big concrete contracts. He was seen earlier that night by friends and family in good spirits about his new girlfriend, successful career and positive outlook. Family and friends of Guillory said he was finally in a place where things were going well and he had no reason to burglarize anyone.
The consensus from those close to Guillory is that he was a loving father of three boys, and beloved family man, stellar athlete, and fun ‘country-boy,’ who people loved to be around. He was righting his wrongs. He could be successful at anything he put his mind to, and he was doing just that. During the struggle, the deputy was injured and was taken to a local hospital. Officials did not provide details regarding his injury. However the family has learned that he has been discharged from the hospital. When investigators from Louisiana State Police arrived at the scene, they arrested Dequince E. Brown, 21, of Church Point in connection with the case. Brown, who witnessed the entire situation, was arrest by investigators and then charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer. She was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail but has since been moved. The family is not aware of where she is being held.” [Source]
*Pic courtesy of penpointnews.com
Murder in Mamou?