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Grand Jury won't indict officer in Guillory shooting

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An Evangeline Parish Grand Jury has declined to indict a sheriff's deputy in connection with the summer shooting death of Dejuan Guillory.

Guillory was shot after a deputy stopped him and his girlfriend while they were riding an ATV. The deputy was investigating a stolen ATV at the time. 

State Police investigated the shooting and arrested Guillory's girlfriend, booking her with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. State Police completed their investigation in November, and turned over their findings to the DA's office. 

Today, after several hours of deliberation, the grand jury returned a "no true bill" in the case, meaning they did not find sufficient evidence to indict the officer in connection with the shooting, said Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac. 

As we've reported previously, the State Police investigation determined that Guillory and his girlfriend, Dequince Brown, struggled with the deputy while he was trying to restrain Guillory.  According to the State Police forensics report, Guillory's DNA was found on the deputy's weapon, and State Police investigators said Brown admitted to choking and biting the deputy, Brignac said. 

During the struggle, Guillory was on the ground. The deputy felt someone trying to take his gun, but could not say if it was Guillory or Brown, Brignac said. He fired six shots, and three struck Guillory, he said. 

Brignac said the grand jury has not yet made a decision regarding the charges against Guillory's girlfriend, Dequince Brown. 

To read our prior stories on the case, click here and here

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