"From the suspects own admission deputy bares had identified himself as a police officer to the suspects prior to him being shot"said Trooper Stephen Hammons.
According to Trooper Hammons, the two suspects, 20 year old Quintaylon Richard and 19 year old Braylon Taylor were involved in burglary down South Hospital Drive just prior to fatally shooting Vermilion Parish Deputy Allen Bares Jr. Hammons says Taylor turned himself in after being contacted.
"Early in the night 19 year old Braylon Taylor was contacted by Vermilion Parish Sheriff''s Office. They were able to talk to him and get him to turn himself in"
Hammons says 20 year old Quintaylon Richard was later located and arrested in Kaplan. Hammons says the investigation is far from over.
"This is a case that remains very much so under investigation. Additional arrests are expected. We are going to continue working on this case certainly there's information that we have to follow up on."
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