UPDATE: Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Lafluer will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of 27 year old Dejuan Guillory.
In July, Deputy Lafluer was responding to a call of an alleged attempted burglary.
What he found on the morning of July 6th was Guillory and his girlfriend Dequince Brown riding an ATV just south Mamou.
According to police reports, when Deputy Lafluer attempted to make an arrest, Guillory began to resist and Brown allegedly choked the Deputy from behind and bit him.
Lafluer shot and killed guillory in the process.
On Thursday, December 14, the grand jury will hear more evidence on this case as Brown faces a charge of attempted first degree murder of a police officer.
VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY)- A grand jury chose not to indict deputy Paul Lefluer today. LaFluer was involved in the shooting of Dejuan Guillory in July.
What was scheduled as a two-day deliberation reached a result on the first day.
The grand jury found that there was not enough sufficient evidence to indict Deputy Paul LaFleur, according to DA Trent Brignac.
Now the Guillory family has spear-headed several events. KLFY spoke with Dejuan’s mother Monica Fontenot as the news broke:
“I am so hurt,” she said.
The family was not at the court house today. Fontenot said the reason for that was out of respect for the court.
“They decided to give them some space to do their jobs,” she said. “We are showing them the definition of cooperation. Like that…they cannot blame us for interfering.”
This is not the end for the grand jury hearing. Tomorrow the court will return to proceed with the same process for Dejuan Guillory’s girlfriend who was also involved in the shooting in July.