BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has released graphic photos of Deaughn Willis’ death.
On January 8th, the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were at the Springbrook apartment complex in an attempt to locate an alleged kidnapping suspect, Keaughn Willis, Deaughn’s twin.
According to Louisiana State Police, Deaughn Willis was shot when he allegedly showed a gun. He died a short time later.
On Monday, the NAACP shared the following photos on Facebook.
The Facebook post reads:
***Trigger Warning***On January 8, 2022, Deaughn Willis was killed by an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy. Deputies were at Deaughn’s home looking for his twin brother and never announced themselves. Deputies said he flashed a gun at them. These newly released photos show a different side. How can a right-handed person point a gun at you standing on the left of a right-facing door but somehow get shot in his left shoulder and left cheek? It simply looks like the Brother was peeking out the door when a trigger-happy Deputy fired off an early round. In talking to the Family’s Attorney, Ron Haley, we learned that there was no search or arrest warrant at the time of the shooting. #Justice4Deaughn#PushNAACP Baton Rouge Branch
EBRSO says the deputy, Eno Guillot, is back at work and has no prior disciplinary record.
Attorneys for the Willis family issued the following statement:
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore is currently investigating the incident.