One of two New Iberia teens shot by a Youngsville business owner after the pair allegedly burglarized the man’s firearms business pleaded not guilty Monday in Lafayette Parish court.
Prosecutors on Friday charged Lamar Brooks, 17, with two counts of simple burglary and a count of resisting an officer in the Dec. 28 incident that resulted in the death of his alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Latorious Walker.
Brooks remained in the Lafayette Parish jail Monday afternoon in lieu of a $100,000 bond. A public defender represented him in court, although no one has been appointed to his case, according to the Clerk of Court’s Office.
George Fournet, 45, shot the teens after confronting them during a burglary-in-progress at The Post Exchange, his firearms sales and marksman training facility, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said at the time.
Fournet lives next door to the business in the 200 block of Austin Road. He reported some of his merchandise stolen in a burglary about three hours before the confrontation.
Deputies responding that night to a report of shots fired found Walker and Brooks about a mile from the scene with some of the guns reported stolen from Fournet’s business, the Sheriff’s Office said. Walker was dead in the driver’s seat and suffering multiple bullet wounds. Brooks had been shot once.