Off-duty deputy was murdered after reporting burglary
ABBEVILLE - Vermillion Parish investigators said two men were burglarizing a house on Monday when off-duty deputy Allen Bares Jr. interrupted their crime in progress.
They shot him several times and stole his car before deputies could arrive on the scene, according to detectives.
Officials revealed new information on Tuesday about the murder of the 51-year-old Vermillion Parish deputy.
Detectives said 51-year-old Bares was near the intersection of South Hospital Drive and Cougar Drive outside of Abbeville on June 23 when he saw two suspicious men.
Investigators later learned they were burglarizing a house on South Hospital Drive.
Bares approached the suspicious men, 19-year-old Baylon Taylor and 20-year-old Quintylan Richard, before calling deputies to investigate the situation.
When responding deputies arrived on the scene, Deputy Bares had been shot multiple times, according to investigators.
Taylor and Richard got away in Bares' vehicle, which was later found abandoned in south Abbeville. Both men were arrested on Tuesday morning without incident.
Both men were booked into Vermillion Parish jail and face charges of first degree murder of a police officer, along with charges for the burglary and theft of Bares' vehicle.
Bares was taken to Abbeville General Hospital, but he later died from his injuries.
Deputy Allen Bares Jr. had been involved in law enforcement for more than 12 years at the time of his death, and is survived by his wife and two children.