Update: Suspect shot, killed during altercation with EPSO deputy
By: ELIZABETH WEST
A bond has been set for Dequince Brown who was arrested following an incident that resulted in a deputy shooting and killing Dejuan Guillory. Her bond has been set at $75,000.
Brown will also be required to return to Beaumont, Tx. until her next court date if she bonds out.
On July 6, 2017, at approximately 4:10 a.m., Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Lafayette Field Office (LSP LFO) responded to a shooting involving an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s deputy in the Mamou area.
This incident resulted in the death of Dejuan Guillory after suffering a gun shot wound at the hands of Deputy Holden LaFleur. Also involved in the incident was Guillory’s girlfriend - Dequince Brown.
In the state police’s warrant for the arrest of Brown, it states that upon their arrival at the scene, state police “learned Deputy Holden LaFleur conducted a traffic stop of a 4-wheeler on Reed Cemetery Road.” It went on to state that the 4-wheeler was “driven by Dejuan Guillory and Dequince Brown was a passenger.”
In the warrant, LaFleur’s statements about what happened during the altercation between he, Guillory and Brown are re-told by state police.
According to the warrant, while conducting the traffic stop LaFleur “asked the occupants for legal identification, which neither had.”
It then stated that “during their verbal communication, Guillory struck LaFleur in the head.”
According to the warrant, LaFleur became dazed and he “saw stars.”
The deputy “then drew his firearm and gave verbal commands to Guillory to get on the ground.”
Guillory complied, and laid down on his stomach.
While LaFleur attempted to handcuff Guillory, the warrant says “Guillory began to struggle with LaFleur.”
According to the warrant, during the struggle, “Brown approached LaFleur from behind.” Brown then “jumped on his back and placed her arm around his neck, punching him, pulling his hair, and attempting to grab his gun.”
The warrant also states that during the struggle between Brown and LaFleur, Brown stated, “We are going to kill him.”
According to the warrant, LaFleur then “shot Guillory and ordered Brown off of his back, which she complied.”
Brown was also interviewed by state police.
The only differences in their stories are that Brown does not mention saying “We are going to kill him,” and she does not say that she reached for his gun.
She did, however, admit to attacking LaFleur.
Brown was arrested after the incident, and is being held without bond until her bond hearing is held on July 17, 2017.
According to state police this incident is still under investigation.
In a release from state police, it states, "Investigative elements remaining in this case include ballistics, trajectory, toxicology, DNA analysis, autopsy report, and additional interviews.
It should be noted that the patrol vehicle was equipped with an in-car camera system which State Police has in its possession and will be conducting analysis of the device.
It should also be noted that evidence from the crime scene indicates that a handcuff was only applied to Guillory’s right arm.
The handcuff was significantly damaged and had to be cut off post autopsy.
We ask the community for patience as this investigation continues."