Interview sheds more light on La. police officer’s fatal shooting of Dejuan Guillory – The Black Youth Project – Dejuan Guillory, 27, was riding a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle through the backwoods of Louisiana with his girlfriend, Dequince Erin Brown. The couple were planning on going “frogging” when they rode past a parked care during the early morning hours of July 6. The driver of the car flashed its lights, pulled the couple over and revealed himself as Deputy Paul LeFleur.
The Root reports that LeFleur ordered the couple to lay on the ground after they didn’t provide him with any identification. While laying on his stomach with his hands behind his back, Guillory argued with LeFleur about what was happening while presenting no clear threat. Regardless, he somehow felt his life was in danger and shot Guillory in his back.
“They were both on the ground. Guillory was on the ground, on his belly, his hands behind his back, and the officer had a gun trained at Guillory’s back, maybe a foot or two from Guillory’s body,” said Joe Long, the attorney for Dequince Brown, in an audio interview with PenPoint News. “They were still arguing back and forth but Guillory was on the ground as directed. His hands were behind his back. He was not resisting. All of a sudden, a shot rang out.”
Brown then jumped on the deputy’s back and allegedly bit his neck to try and stop him from killing Guillory. He then shot the 27-year-old a few more times.