A 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.
KATC-TV 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.