Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana End of Watch: Monday, June 23, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. | Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, LouisianaVermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
End of Watch: Monday, June 23, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 51
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 32

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 23, 2014
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Charged with murder

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Mike Couvillon
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office
101 S State Street
PO Box 307
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: (337) 893-0871

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was shot and killed at approximately 4:00 pm while investigating two suspicious men while off duty.
Deputy Bares was cutting grass when he observed the men crash their car into a ditch on South Hospital Drive. He called the sheriff’s office to report the incident and suspicious activity, then approached them. As he did so one of the men drew a weapon and fatally shot him.
Responding deputies located Deputy Bares suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Abbeville General Hosptial, where he succumbed to his wounds.
After shooting Deputy Bares, the two subjects stole his truck and fled the area. The truck was later located in Abbeville, and both subjects were arrested several hours later. They were subsequently charged with first degree murder.
Deputy Bares had served in law enforcement for 15 years. He had previously served with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife and two children.

The name of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed in Abbeville Monday is Allen Bares Jr. of Erath. He graduated from Erath High.
Bares, in his early 50s, leaves behind a wife and two children. Bares and his family are residents of Abbeville.
State Police have released the names of the two suspects arrested in connection with the shooting death of Bares.
The suspects have been identified as 20-year-old Quintylan Richard and 19-year-old Baylon Taylor. Richard is the alleged the shooter. He was found at a Kaplan apartment complex.
Both men were charged with first degree murder. No bond had been set. They were booked into the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Center at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. They were arrested at 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

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