ABBEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A man living across the street from where a sheriff's deputy was shot and killed described what he saw that day.
Black ribbons were placed on the doors of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office in memory of Deputy Allen Bares, as the events surrounding his tragic death continue to unfold.
"We heard the shots, and a little while after the shots, that's when I went to the door and saw the two young fellows leaving in his truck and they went towards the back real fast," said Floyd Boudreaux.
"It's a sad day in Vermilion Parish, where yesterday, a 12-year veteran police officer was gunned down and murdered," said Sheriff Mike Couvillon.
Baylon Taylor and Quintylan Richard are charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty.
Investigators said Bares was shot and killed when he went up to two men and identified himself as an officer. Bares was off-duty and had called the sheriff's office to send deputies to investigate two men who seemed to be suspicious.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Bares shot and lying in the street.
Officials said the two men drove off in Bares' personal track. The manhunt that followed went well into the night, but in the end, two suspects were arrested.