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UPDATE: Fourth suspect identified in Calcasieu slaying

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 16:20:39-05

Calcasieu deputies have arrested a fourth person in connection with the Saturday shooting death of a Lake Charles man.

Brackus Guillory 24, was found shot on the side of the road near the intersection of Brentwood and Tennessee streets at about 1 a.m. Saturday. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

Two men were arrested and booked in connection with his death, and a woman turned herself in yesterday and was booked as well. Today, deputies say they identified a fourth person, Da'tavious Jefferson, 17, who was arrested and booked with principal to second-degree murder, armed robbery and carrying a weapon during a crime of violence. His bond has been set at $530,000.

Da’tavious L. Jefferson

Shortly after the shooting, detectives were able to identify a truck that was possibly involved in the shooting, and they tracked it to Tyler Guillory, 24, of Lake Charles. He is no related to the victim, deputies say. When they found Guillory at his home, they also allegedly found marijuana, meth, crack and guns which had been reported stolen in Sulphur, deputies say.

They arrested Tyler Guillory, but also learned that he was not driving the truck at the time of the shooting. Three other people had the truck, deputies learned. They were identified as Kasheel Tomilnson, 21; Hakeem Smith, 20; and Markeya Jackson, 18. Tomlinson and Smith were arrested at Tyler Guillory's house, deputies say. They tried to find Jackson, but couldn't locate her. After she was identified as a suspect, she turned herself in. She was booked with principal to second-degree murder.

Tyler Guillory was booked with 2 counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; possession of CDS II (methamphetamine); possession of CDS II (crack cocaine); illegal possession of a stolen firearm; and 2 counts of possession of a firearm in the presences of CDS. His bond is set at $65,000 but he remains in the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Tomlinson was booked with second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. His bond is set at $750,000.

Smith was booked with principal to second-degree murder, and his bond is set at $500,000.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information relating to this shooting to please call CPSO at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222. Anyone knowingly withholding information or evidence from law enforcement will be subject to charges.

The investigation in continuing and more arrests are expected.

It is believed the shooting is the result of an illegal drug transaction and the victim was an innocent bystander who happened to be at the park.

CPSO Detective Randall Ravia is the lead investigator on this case.