State Police Make Arrest in Lafayette Police Officer-Involved Shooting Case

Published: 07-12-2022 | Category: Troop I

State Police Make Arrest in Lafayette Police Officer-Involved Shooting Case
Opelousas - On January 23, 2022, Officers with the Lafayette Police Department were working a nightclub security detail and responded to a fight in a nearby parking lot.  As they were responding to the fight, Officers heard a gunshot in the crowd.  A subject at the scene, 19-year-old Leandre Guillory of Opelousas, pointed a handgun at an officer and the Officer discharged his duty weapon injuring Guillory.  Guillory fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.  Guillory was subsequently released from the hospital, arrested by the Lafayette PD detectives and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder in the initial shooting incident.  He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and later released on bond.
A Glock handgun was found on the scene along the path Guillory took while fleeing from police.  It was later discovered that the Glock handgun belonged to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and was reported stolen during a burglary of a department vehicle in December 2019. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab forensically matched the Glock handgun to the weapon fired during the fight in the parking lot.  Guillory’s DNA was also found on the stolen Glock handgun.  
State Police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Guillory charging him with Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm.  On June 28, 2022, LSP Detectives, along with the assistance from the Opelousas Police Department and St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, located Guillory in Opelousas.  He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
The investigation remains ongoing.  Once completed, it will be turned over to the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Original Release:
January 23, 2022
Louisiana State Police Investigating Lafayette Police Officer-Involved Shooting
Lafayette – Shortly after 1:00 a.m., on January 23, 2022, Louisiana State Police was requested by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their officers. Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations are investigating the incident.
The initial investigation revealed a shooting incident occurred in a vacant lot located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and N. St. Antoine St. in Lafayette. An officer with the Lafayette Police Department, assigned to a security detail at a nearby night club, approached a group of people believed to be involved in the initial shooting incident. During the course of the officer’s interactions with one subject, a male sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The officer was not injured.
Lafayette Police are investigating the initial shooting incident and Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency for the officer-involved shooting.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Additional information will be released as the investigation progresses. 

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TFC Thomas Gossen               
Louisiana State Police
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