ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of off-duty Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputy Allen Bares Jr. Bares died Monday after calling in to report suspicious activity he observed while mowing grass on his day off in Abbeville.
Trooper Stephen Hammons tells The Advocate announced Tuesday morning the arrests of 20-year-old Quintylan Richard and 19-year-old Baylon Taylor.Details of their arrest were not immediately available.
Hammons said Monday that Vermilion deputies responding to Bares' call found him suffering from gunshot wounds. Bares was transported to Abbeville General Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
UPDATE:Family members have identified the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed in Abbeville Monday as Allen Bares Jr. of Erath. State Police have released the names of the two suspects arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy. The suspects have been identified as 20 year old Quintylan Richard and 19 year old Baylon Taylor. The charges against the suspects have not been released.
UPDATE:State Police have released the names of the two suspects arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy.The suspects have been identified as 20 year old Quintylan Richard and 19 year old Baylon Taylor. The charges against the suspects have not been released. The name of the deputy that was killed has not yet been released. Law Enforcement Officials in Vermilion Parish are asking for the public help in attempting to locate the possible suspects responsible for the fatal shooting of an off duty Vermilion Parish Officer.Information obtained from the investigation describes the suspects as follows:Suspect #1 is described as a young tall black male with dark skin wearing a bright green shirt with long blue shorts and white tennis shoes.Suspect #2 is described as a tall black male with dark skin wearing a white shirt.If anyone has any information on persons fitting these descriptions in the Abbeville area, or observe any subject(s) on foot during the night hours trespassing on their property to include dogs alerting on suspicious activity on property, please contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Office at 337 898 4403 Lt. Joann Housden.To ensure the safety of residents, a curfew for the city of Abbeville has been set for 9 PM. Residents are being asked to adhere to the curfew by staying indoors and off the streets so that investigators and police officers do not have to make unnecessary contact with people on the streets.
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says an off-duty deputy was found shot to death after he had called in a report about two suspicious people. The off-duty patrol deputy's name has not been released.Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a news release that the deputy was mowing grass south of Abbeville on Monday afternoon when he phoned the Sheriff's Office to report seeing two suspicious people. Another deputy dispatched to the area found the off-duty deputy with a gunshot wound.Couvillon said a witness reported seeing a gold Lexus that had crashed in a ditch in the area and two men driving away in the deputy's pickup truck with a utility trailer and lawn mower. The truck was later found abandoned.State police were aiding the investigation.An off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot Monday afternoon. State Police say the deputy was shot multiple times, while "mowing grass" between Cougar and Hospital Drive outside Abbeville.Authorities are searching for two black male suspects. Police say suspects stole his vehicle following alleged shooting.
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