An Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shootingThursday morning in Mamou, according to a spokesman with the sheriff’s office.
State troopers say the deputy was responding to an attempted burglary when an altercation ensued between the deputy and 27-year-old Dejuan Guillory.
Guillory died as a result.
The deputy received injuries as well, but has since been released from the hospital, according to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s spokesman.
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Investigators with Louisiana State Police arrested Dequince E. Brown, 21, of Church Point, who was allegedly with Guillory during the incident. Brown was booked with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer into the Evangeline Parish jail.
When reached for comment, a spokesman with Louisiana State Police says they aren’t releasing further details at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.