His kids will grow up without a father.
Mamou, Louisiana — Another Louisiana fatal police shooting sparks a community outrage as details about the investigation are disclosed to the public.
According to the New York Daily News, the Louisiana State Police Department has not released evidence regarding the motive behind Evangeline Parish sheriff deputy Paul Holden LaFleur shooting 27-year-old DeJuan Guillory. However, Dequince E. Brown, his girlfriend, witnessed the entire situation and her attorney, Joe Long, had an interview with Pen Point News to discuss her side of the story.
Long said that Brown and Guillory were joy riding on their ATVs around the neighborhood when they drove past LaFleur sitting in his police car. Suddenly, LaFleur started following the couple until they decided to pull over and figure out why the deputy was trailing them. The attorney continued by saying that LaFleur asked the couple to show their identification and they did not have it on them.
Suddenly, LaFleur started following the couple until they decided to pull over and figure out why the deputy was trailing them. The attorney continued by saying that LaFleur asked the couple to show their identification, but they did not have it on them.
LaFleur reportedly became angry and demanded that Guillory comes toward the police car. The situation escalated quickly because LaFleur and Guillory exchanged negative comments.
It was never made it clear on why Brown and Guillory were being chastised, but according to the Louisiana State Police Department, the deputy received a burglary call on Chad Lane Rd. around 4:30 a.m. on July 6.
Long then said that Brown told her significant other to stop arguing with the deputy and walk back towards the ATVs. The 27-year-old listened to his girlfriend and refrained from arguing with LaFleur. However, LaFleur demands that the couple should get down on the ground as he pulled out his weapon. Brown and Guillory were on the ground in seconds.
“They were both on the ground. Guillory was on the ground, on his belly, his hands behind his back, and the officer had a gun trained at Guillory’s back. They were still arguing back and forth but Guillory was on the ground as directed. All of a sudden, a shot rang out and Brown knew Guillory had been shot,” said Long.
Brown jumped on LaFleur’s back and bit his neck to stop him from killing her boyfriend. Instead, he shot Guillory three more times, according to Long. LaFleur returned to his police car, suffering from a neck injury. And he dropped his radio, so Brown picked it up to call for help.
According to the New York Daily News, two ambulances responded to Brown’s call, and one paramedic focused on the deputy, and the other helped Guillory. But Brown said that the paramedics never perform CPR on her boyfriend.
“An altercation occurred in which time Mr. Guillory was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. The deputy received injuries as well and was transported to a local hospital,” Master Trooper Daniel Moreau.
Brown was still arrested for attempted first-degree murder on an officer of the law and spent four days in Evangeline Parish Jail. According to ABCNews, Brown was later released on a $75,000 bond.
Guillory is a father, and now his kids will grow up without a dad.