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Man killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

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MAMOU, La. -

A 27-year-old Mamou man is dead following an officer-involved shooting. 

Louisiana State Police say Dejuan Guillory was shot by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff deputy around 4:30 this morning on Chad Lane in Mamou.

Troopers say the deputy was responding to an attempted burglary when he came upon Guillory.

"An altercation occurred in which time Mr. Guillory was shot and pronounced dead at the scene," said Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau. "The deputy received injuries as well and was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition." 

Investigators with Louisiana State Police have arrested Dequince E. Brown, 21 of Church Point. Brown allegedly was with Guillory during the incident. She was booked with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer into the Evangeline Parish jail. 

This investigation remains active and ongoing, state police say.

People in the  rural  neighborhood are shocked. They say the  area is normally quiet. However, Thursday morning  was the exact opposite. As chaos erupted on Chad Lane, Tiffany McGee and her family watched it all from their front yard.

"Mamou is small," McGee said. "We don't think nothing like that happens over here."  McGee says she was stunned when she learned her friend had died. 
"Hearing somebody say that he would do something like that, you can't think that's him," McGee said. "Honestly, he was such a loving person and a family guy ."

Now as McGee mourns the loss of her friend, she has a message for Guillory's family including his children. "I cannot imagine what y'all going through," McGee said. " Know that we are here for y'all. We're a small community but we're here for y'all." 

Guillory did have a record. In 2015, he was arrested in Mamou, accused of stealing an ATM with a backhoe and firing a gun at a deputy. 

At that time, police said they received a call at 3:45 a.m. from Savoy Hospital ER; someone reported that the Citizen's Bank was being robbed.  A security guard from the hospital reported the backhoe used to steal the ATM had turned down Cherry Street, which is behind the hospital.  

The officer who responded found the backhoe, which is when the suspect allegedly starting firing rounds at the patrol car. At the time, police said they found twelve shell casings that were shot out of an AR 15 Assault Rifle near the backhoe.

Guillory was charged with theft of the backhoe, Attempted Murder (for allegedly firing at the officer), Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property over $150,000.00, Criminal Damage to Property over $800.00, Criminal Damage to Property – $400.00 and Felony Theft  - $100,000.00.

In December 2016 he entered a no contest plea to a charge of simple criminal damage to property exceeding $50,000 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 regarding Guillory's sentence on Thursday. District Attorney Trent Brignac was not in his office and did not return a phone message left on his cell phone. 

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Louisiana State Police are investigating a deputy-involved shooting where one person is dead.  

The shooting happened on Reed Cemetery Road in Mamou this morning.  

Troopers say an Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Deputy was injured and transported to a local hospital.  

They are not sure at this time if the injury is from a gun shot wound.  

Troopers say one person on scene is dead, and they have another person in custody.  

We  have crew en route and will have an update as soon as one becomes available. 

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