CPSO Makes Multiple Arrests in Connection to Brentwood Shooting Death
Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office heard gunshots while patrolling the Brentwood area of Lake Charles on Saturday morning, at approximately 1:00am. After further investigation, deputies located a victim, Brackus Guillory, 24, Lake Charles, on the side of the road near Brentwood Street and Tennessee Street with an apparent gunshot wound. Guillory was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
According to a follow up media release, later the same day detectives identified a truck, belonging to Tyler J. Guillory, 24, 1128 Giovanni Street Apt. # 304, Lake Charles, that was possibly involved in the shooting. Guillory was located at his home and taken into custody. A search of the residence revealed Guillory was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamines, crack cocaine, and two firearms; one of which was previously reported stolen through Sulphur Police Department.
During further investigation detectives were advised Guillory was not in possession of his vehicle at the time of the shooting. Detectives learned three individuals; identified as Kasheel A. Tomlinson, 21, 1128 Giovanni Street Apt. #304, Hakeem D. Smith, 20, 1125 Giovanni Street Apt. #204, and Markeya M. Jackson, 18, 1612 Clover Street, all of Lake Charles, were involved in the shooting. Tomlinson and Smith were taken into custody at Tomlinson and Guillory’s residence. Detectives attempted to locate Jackson but were unsuccessful. Jackson later turned herself to detectives.
Guillory, Tomlinson and Smith were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Guillory is charged with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; possession of CDS II (methamphetamine); possession of CDS II (crack cocaine); illegal possession of a stolen firearm; and 2 counts of possession of a firearm in the presences of CDS. Tomlinson is charged with second-degree murder; and illegal use of a dangerous weapon. Smith is charged with principal to second-degree murder. Judge Sharon Wilson set Guillory’s bond at $65,000, Tomlinson’s bond at $750,000, and Smith’s bond at $500,000.
Detectives issued a warrant for Jackson for principal to 2nd-degree murder in the amount of $500,00 signed by Judge Sharon Wilson, she later turned herself in as previously stated.
On December 22, detectives learned of another suspect involved in the shooting, Da’tavious L. Jefferson, 17, 1329 Clover Street, Lake Charles. Later the same day Jefferson was located at his residence where he was transported back to the Sheriff's Office for questioning. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with principal to 2nd-degree murder; armed robbery; and illegal carrying of a weapon during a crime of violence. Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $530,000.
Saturday's shooting is believed to be the result of an illegal drug transaction and the victim was an innocent bystander who happen to be at the park, said the media release.
Also, the victim, Brackus Guillory, is not related to Tyler J. Guillory, one of the men arrested.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact CPSO at 491.3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439.2222. More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.