Donna LeBlanc, left, and Carli Jo LeBlanc

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Donna LeBlanc and her daughter Carli LeBlanc will be laid to rest Saturday after visitation at the Brusly High School gym and religious services.

The mother and daughter were shot to death Tuesday during an argument with a neighbor outside their home in the Pointe Coupee Parish town of Glynn. The neighbor, Gregory Phillips, 29, then killed himself, investigators said.

Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres has said investigators believe Phillips drove to the LeBlanc residence sometime before 4 p.m., knocked on the door, which was answered by Carli LeBlanc, who was there with her 9-year-old sister.

Carli LeBlanc stepped out onto the front porch with Phillips, locking her sister inside, Torres said. Donna LeBlanc then arrived and got involved in an argument with Phillips, who had retreated to his truck, which was parked in front of the family's house, located in the 14400 block of La. 416.

There was an exchange of gunfire , Torres said, with Donna LeBlanc, a deputy with 22 years of experience, firing three shots at Phillips and he firing an as-yet-undetermined number of shots, killing LeBlanc.

Phillips turned his .223 assault rifle on Carli LeBlanc, who was still standing on the porch, the sheriff said, and then tried to get inside the home where the 9-year-old child had been locked inside.

After beating on the door several times and failing to gain entry, Torres said, Phillips then fatally shot himself.

Visitation for Donna LeBlanc, 42, and Carli LeBlanc, 20 will be from 9 a.m. until services at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Ray Raney and the Rev. Matthew Lorrain.

Both will be buried Chenal Cemetery in Jarreau.

Honorary pallbearers for Carli LeBlanc will be her softball teammates from Brusly High, where she was a star pitcher for the school's 2013 Class 3A state champion squad.


Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Brusly's Carli Jo LeBlanc, right, is named the player of the game after the Class 3A Championship game between Brusly High School and Notre Dame High School at the LHSAA State Softball Championships at North Frasch Softball Complex in Sulphur on Saturday, April 27, 2013.