“According to TFC Nick Manale of La. State Police, the shooting occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday morning in the parking lot of Club 81 located on Hwy. 51 in the Village.
Initial reports indicate that there was a fight inside the club. As deputies, some working detail, were clearing the parking lot following the break up of the fight, they were informed of a patron that allegedly had a weapon. Deputies attempted to confront the man who then tried to flee the scene. The deputies chased the man along the highway, overtaking him and holding him to the ground. While holding the initial suspect to the ground, the deputies were approached by a second man. One of the deputies fired a single shot, striking the second man.
The shooting occurred along Jackson Street on the northern edge of the club’s parking lot.
“To my knowledge, this incident had nothing to do with the earlier fight inside the club,” states Club Owner Michael Jackson. Jackson states that following the fight, he did not allow anyone else to enter the club and instructed his security detail deputies to clear the parking lot. Jackson states that he was inside the establishment when he was informed of the shooting.
Dawn Panepinto of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office verified that the deputy who fired the shot was actually an on duty deputy who had responded to a report of a fight at the club. Details of exactly what led to the deputy firing his weapon have not yet been released.
The victim was identified as Cjavar Galmon, 18. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”
From the comment section of this article:
“I personally know people that were at the shooting and this story is incorrect….Cjavar did not charge towards the officer or was even involved in the fight. He raised his hands up to surrender and was shot dead in the face. He didn’t nothing wrong, seems like the parish, new reporters, and officers are trying to cover their own butts and its wrong. Tangilena won’t hear the last of Cjavar Golman and his murder will be brought to justice.”