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Man accused of killing his father and daughter before attempting suicide

3 months 6 days 11 hours ago Friday, March 15 2024 Mar 15, 2024 March 15, 2024 2:42 PM March 15, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man accused of killing his father and daughter before shooting himself was arrested Friday after deputies determined he made up a story about an intruder committing the crimes. 

Deputies were called to the home on Bluewater Drive in Shenandoah subdivision shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. Arrest records said Brent DeLoach, 63, reported that a man he didn’t know had come into the house and shot him and his 30-year-old daughter Christina DeLoach — who was found dead. 

Records said Christina was shot multiple times and two shell casings were on the floor nearby.

Brent DeLoach, who had been shot in the abdomen, was armed when deputies arrived. He said he shot back at the assailant. Paramedics then took DeLoach to a hospital where he was rushed into surgery, according to sheriff’s records.

As deputies searched the home, they found Brent's father, 84-year-old Sidney DeLoach, tucked into bed. They tried to wake him. When they couldn’t, they discovered blood on the inside of his blanket and then found that he had been shot repeatedly in the upper torso. Four shell casings, a bullet projectile and one live bullet lay on the bedroom floor.

Investigators also found a shell casing on the sofa in the den, next to a handgun.

Arrest records said the home which showed no evidence of a break-in had a surveillance camera at the front door. The recording showed Christina DeLoach going into the house, but leaving moments later with Brent DeLoach behind her. They argued in the driveway and then went back inside. The video showed deputies arriving a short time later.

Investigators said the evidence indicated that Brent DeLoach shot his father and then shot his daughter. They believe he shot himself last.

Hospital staff told deputies Brent DeLoach’s wounds to the upper abdomen were not life-threatening. He will be physically booked into jail for two counts of first-degree murder when he’s released from the hospital.

Sidney DeLoach bought the Bluewater Drive home in 1978 and lived there with his wife until her death in 2017. Investigators said Brent DeLoach was living with him at the time of the shooting.

Brent and Christina DeLoach own a company that makes Quick-Glo chrome cleaner and rust remover, according to state corporation records. The product was once featured on the television show "Jay Leno's Garage." The company website appears to be defunct and online sellers indicate the product is out of stock with no timeline for restocking.

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