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Guy Jarreau Murdered by Vallejo Police- Video Of Scene Was Seized by Cops
Guy Jerome Jarreau
JARREAU Mr. Guy Jerome Jarreau Jr. passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Vallejo, CA. He was 34 years old. Guy was a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. He was born March 3rd, 1976 in New Orleans and lived in Vallejo, CA for the past 8 years. The beloved son of Andrea Jarreau Griffin and the late Guy Jarreau Sr, he is survived by his two sisters, Krystina Jarreau and Charlene Jarreau, uncle and Godfather to Miss LaLaNee Jarreau, longtime friend and fiancé to Ms. Conchetta Carpenter, step-father Mr. Sherman Griffin, Godmother Joycelyn Franklin, and a number of family and friends of Vallejo County, Street Soldiers, and Napa Valley College.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Guy attended Napa Valley College in Vallejo, CA working towards his degree in Human Services. He worked as a Teachers Aid at the Child Development Center of Napa Valley College, Peace Keeper at the Office of Neighborhood Safety in the City of Richmond (Street Soldiers), and a Member of UMOJA Program at Napa Valley College. He was adamant in starting Doin- Me. Ent Rosco Film. Guy was a faithful member of a local church in Vallejo, CA.
Relatives and Friends of the family are invited to attend Memorial Services at 10AM at Ephesians Baptist Church, 4020 MLK Blvd in New Orleans, on Monday, December 27th. Repast will be at Prime Example, 1901 N. Broad St. Burial will be private.
Vallejo police account of shooting disputed
The Associated Press, Posted: 12/16/2010
VALLEJO, Calif.—Friends of a Vallejo man who was shot by a police officer over the weekend are disputing authorities' account of the shooting.
Officers had been responding to reports of a man brandishing a firearm at teenagers Saturday. Police say 34-year-old Guy Jarreau Jr. ran from officers, then turned around while holding a gun, prompting them to open fire.
But at a candlelight vigil for Jarreau on Wednesday, friends who witnessed the shooting said he was not threatening the teens, but working with them on a music video.
Martin L'Esperance tells KTVU-TV police did not issue a warning before shooting. He says they also seized his cameras and a video recording showing the incident.
Vallejo police did not respond to a request for comment about the allegations.