The girlfriend of the man who was shot and killed by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s deputy has hired a lawyer who disputes information released by State Police on the incident. Authorities say 27-year-old Dejuan Guillory was shot in a struggle with the deputy, and that the girlfriend, 21-year-old Dequince Brown, attacked the cop.

But Brown’s lawyer, Joe Long, said his client was trying to keep the deputy from killing her boyfriend.

“My client bit him. She jumped on his back, and she bit him on the rear of his neck to stop him from shooting Guillory. At that point, he shot Guillory three more times,” Long said.

State Police say Guillory struck the deputy in the head, knocking him to the ground, which started the physical confrontation. Long claims Guillory was begging for his life because he has three kids, but the deputy was out to kill. He says the deputy was also acting unprofessionally which escalated the situation.

“At one point Brown told Guillory just quit talking and do what he tells you.’ The officer at that point, the officer turned his weapon on Brown and said ‘Shut the f up or I’ll shoot you,’” Long said.

State Police say they have the deputy’s dash cam which they are analyzing, and there is a lot of work to be done on this investigation. Brown has been charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer for jumping on the deputy’s back and biting him. Long says the charge is outrageous.

“It’s definitely not attempted murder. She 110 pounds. She held on to him briefly and bit his neck. That’s not murder. That’s not attempted murder,” Long said.

Long made the comments in an interview with PenPoint News Publisher Daniel Bangeul.

Brown was released from the Evangeline Parish jail Tuesday after a judge set her bond at $75,000.