Lawyer: Teen shot by deputies released from hospital and jail Friday
LIVINGSTON - The lawyer for a teenager shot by sheriff's deputies this week said the teenager was released from the hospital, booked into jail and was able to bond out of jail Friday night.
"Home is where you are supposed to feel safest, we hope home can be that for them as a family again," lawyer Franz Borghardt told WBRZ's Brett Buffington.
Authorities were responding to a call of a possible suicide when they said they encountered Matthew Peyronnin at his front door with a gun. Deputies said Peyronnin pointed it at them, so they opened fire. Peyronnin was shot four times.
But, the family said the deputies did not identify themselves and Peyronnin was concerned the group of deputies outside may have been intruders since there had been a series of burglaries in a rural Livingston Parish neighborhood.
The family hired Borghardt soon after the incident. State Police are handling the investigation surrounding the deputy-involved shooting.
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