Unarmed #DejuanGullory (27), a father of three, was shot in the back by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy in Mamou, Louisiana near 4:10 am on Thursday, July 6th. .
There have been conflicting stories since the news broke early in the morning.
According to WAFB, Channel 9 News (Website):
According to LSP, the deputy responded to an attempted burglary call in the town of Mamou Thursday morning at roughly 4:10 a.m.
When the deputy got to the scene, he found Dejuan Guillory. The release did not say whether Guillory was suspected of committing the alleged attempted burglary.
“Once contact was made, an altercation between Guillory and the deputy occurred,” states a press release. “During the altercation, Guillory was shot.”
Guillory was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the struggle, the deputy was injured and was taken to a local hospital. Officials did not provide details regarding his injury.
The deputy, whose name was not provided, is reportedly in stable condition.
Later in the evening, investigators with LSP arrested Dequine E. Brown, 21, of Church Point in connection with the case. Officials say Brown was with Dejuan Guillory during the incident. She is charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer and was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail.
Then later today this was released on Pinpoint News:
Mamou, LA- Ville Platte Deputy Paul Holden LaFluer was the officer involved in the shooting this morning.
According to the family, the girlfriend of Deputy LaFluer had been having an affair with Guillory.
Between 4-5am, Guillory and the girlfriend of LaFluer were out riding Guillory’s 4-wheeler to catch frogs; frogging.
It’s reported that the officer sustained injuries in the scuffle that ensued but no gunshot as originally reported. Guillory was unarmed although his fists are considered deadly (fighter).
The family of DeJuan Guillory viewed his body and said that DeJuan Guillory was shot 4 times in the back. They saw NO exit or entry wounds on the chest.
It is speculated by family members that because Guillory has a record and has recently served time for attempting to stealing an ATM, family members believe police said the deputy was there to investigate a burglary.
He’s beloved in the community by all races. All-star athlete, father, and business owner, Guillory fell on hard times and took to crime when he was younger. He turned his life around.
He was seen last night in a good mood from being paid on a big concrete project. His family and friends are speaking out saying he had no need to steal anything.
There is an outpouring of support for him on social media but the local media is not reporting on any details other than him being a possible suspect.
Community members in Evangeline Parish have stressed that their parish has a reputation for being the most corrupt department in the state.
In an emotional post by Guillory’s sister, she denies the “attempted burglary” story and says her brother was riding a four wheeler with a friend unarmed when he was shot.
Friends and Family took to DeJuan’s Facebook page to show their respects, share memories and post their unfiltered thoughts on what really happened to him.
Some of the posts…
This evening it was reported by WAFB that Dequine E. Brown, 21, of Church Point in connection with the case. Officials say Brown was with Dejuan Guillory during the incident. She is charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer and was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail.
Brown’s sister posted on Twitter about the situation:
#BlackTwitter is slowly but surely lighting up with the Hashtags…
Update Saturday, July 8
Dequince Brown’s Attorney spoke out on the case telling Brown’s side of the story including that Dejuan was laying facedown on the ground with his hands behind his back when he was shot four times and she fought the officer to try to prevent DeJuan from execution.
Click here to watch the oh-so-short press conference. Never seen one last a minute and sixteen seconds before… Really?
This is the cop who shot DeJuan:
DeQuince has been released! Update 07/11/2017
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