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Officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a call of a male subject laying in the roadway on August 5, 2019 at approximately 4:50 a.m.

Posted: Oct 5, 2021 10:45 AM
Updated: Oct 5, 2021 1:23 PM

ABBEVILLE, La. -  Officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a call of a male subject laying in the roadway on August 5, 2019 at approximately 4:50 a.m. Upon the officers arrival, they located a male subject who was apparently dead from a gunshot wound. The victim (identified as 35-year-old Timothy Green of Abbeville) was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s office. A homicide investigation was conducted by the Abbeville Police Department detective division.

Detectives, through recently discovered evidence, were able to secure arrest warrants for Davionte Promise and Roderick Guidry, Jr.  for the charge of 2nd Degree Murder. On October 4, 2021, detectives located  Promise, placed him under arrest without incident and transported him to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Correctional Center. Guidry was already incarcerated at the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Correctional Center on unrelated charges.

Anyone with any information regarding any crime is encouraged to contact the Abbeville Police Department. You may also contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/ or the official web page at www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided.

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