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GREENBRIAR STREET SHOOTING - Friday, January 13, 2017

PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports that on Friday, detectives charged Kirby Thomas, 38, of 117 Greenbriar Street, Paincourtville, LA with attempted manslaughter in connection with the shooting that occurred on January 5, 2017 at Thomas’ home.

In that incident, Thomas fatally shot Nehemiah Jones, 28, of 212 Highway 1003, Belle Rose, and critically wounded Lashon Brown, 30, of 209 Highway 1003 Belle Rose. Thomas is being charged at this time in the wounding of Brown. Brown remains in serious condition in a Baton Rouge hospital.

At the time of the incident, Thomas was booked on multiple drug counts after agents seized cocaine while executing a search warrant relative to the shooting. Thomas has not been charged with the death of Nehemiah Jones. Thomas contends he fired in self-defense. That investigation is ongoing. Additionally, Thomas was booked with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Thomas remains in jail and awaits a bond hearing on the attempted manslaughter charge.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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