By Major Jerry Bell, Chief of Detectives
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, an arrest was made on the shooting on East St. that occurred on Monday, Nov. 29.
After presenting the evidence obtained in this investigation to the Calcasieu Parish DA’s office, an opinion was given that there was enough probable cause evidence to obtain a warrant in this case.
On Dec. 1, a warrant was sent to Judge Fazzio of the 14th Judicial Court. On the same date, the warrant was returned on Xavier Vershun Guillory, 22, Sulphur, for the following charges: Attempted Second Degree Murder, Two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Aggravated Battery, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Simple Battery of the Infirm, Possession of a weapon by a Convicted Felon, and Simple Criminal Property Damage.
With the help of the Sulphur Police Department, on the 1st of December, the warrant was served on Guillory, and he was transported to the Calcasieu Jail. The amount of the bond was $492, 500.
Chief Casey Whitehead stated that this was a total effort by all members of the Police Department to continue to keep our city safe. The victim who had been transported to Cal Cam, then to Memorial, and then to Lafayette General, according to his mother, is in fair condition after undergoing gunshot wounds to several parts of his body.
Major Jerry Bell and Captain Doug Phillips are the lead investigators in this matter and have stated that there is much more to do in this investigation and will travel to Lafayette to re-interview the victim as he is able to give a statement at this time. DNA evidence had been collected, text messages received, and information off telephones.
Chief Whitehead stated that there are three more persons involved in this shooting and if any citizen has any information as to their identify, please come forward and give the names. Your name will not be given. This case was about as close as you can get to being a homicide and is given top priority.
Chief Whitehead wants to thank the Sulphur Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff office for their assistance in this investigation. Our investigation is still pending and gaining more and more evidence every day.