Two arrested, charged with 2nd-degree murder in 2019 shooting death of Abbeville man

Vermilion Parish

Clarification: a previous version of this story reported that the Abbeville Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call on August 21, 2019, near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and S. Guegnon St. The current version of this story has been updated to accurately report the incident.

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) — The Abbeville Police Department, through “recently discovered evidence,” has arrested and charged two men with second-degree murder in the shooting 2019 death of Timothy Green, according to a press release from APD.

Davionte Promise, 20, of Abbeville and Roderick Guidry, Jr., 20, of Abbeville were both arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

On August 5, 2019, at approximately 4:50 a.m., officers with APD responded to a call of a male subject lying in the roadway near the intersection of N. Miles Street and Clover Street.

Officers found victim Timothy Green, 35, of Abbeville apparently dead from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office.

A homicide investigation was conducted by the APD detective division.

Detectives, through “recently discovered evidence,” secured arrest warrants for Promise and Guidry.

Promise was placed under arrest without incident on Oct. 4, 2021.

Guidry was already incarcerated at the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Correctional Center on unrelated charges.

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