VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY) – A Ville Platte deputy marshal and one other person were killed and one other was critically wounded in a shooting in Ville Platte Monday night, according to Louisiana State Police.
The Mayor of Ville Platte, Ryan Leday WIlliams, identified the officer killed as Deputy Marshall Barry Giglio. The Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed that Sistrane Edwards, 64, died of a single gunshot wound in the incident.
Authorities said the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office requested Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations to investigate an officer-involved shooting at 8:30 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of West Beauregard Street in the city of Ville Platte. At least two subjects were shot and transported to local hospitals with critical injuries; one of those subjects, Edwards, later died. Giglio was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Vonteeko Lamar Anderson, 23, of Ville Platte and one other person were arrested by Louisiana State Police on Wednesday. Anderson was charged with first degree murder, possession of a firearm with certain drug offenses or while committing a crime of violence and the manufacture and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
Anderson’s bond was not released. The second person arrested was released without charge, according to State Police.
“On behalf of the City of Ville Platte, we extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone that was effected from this tragedy on last night, and our deepest condolences to the loved ones and colleagues of Deputy Marshall Barry Giglio, who was killed in the line of duty on last night,” Williams said. “This tragedy is yet another reminder of the sacrifices men and women in law enforcement make each and every day when they put on their uniform and badge, not knowing if they’ll come home to their families at the end of each day. Deputy Marshall Giglio’s ultimate sacrifice in service of his community will never be forgotten.”
Terry Darbonne, Eunice City Marshal Ward 6, commented in a Facebook post.
“After getting home from Ville Platte, I lay my head down on my pillow wide awake, knowing a fellow brother of mine is not going home tonight to his family,” the post read. “Please pray for the fallen Deputy Marshal from Ville Platte, his family and his coworkers and all law enforcement officers who put there life on the line everyday.”
Former Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said she has fond memories of working with Giglio.
“If there was something that need to be done, if there were festivals or there were fundraisers or anything going on in the community or the city you could ask Barry to help you. He would be there lickety split,” Vidrine said. “My heart goes out to his family; heartfelt prayers and sending them strength and hopefully they can lean and depend on their faith to get them through this tragic time.”
A GoFundMe has been set up Deputy Giglio.
Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Detectives by calling 337-332-8080.