UPDATE(4/24/2020): Chief Guidry of the Grand Coteau Police Dept. is releasing this statement to inform the public that an arrest warrant has been issued in the Keaven Breaux murder that took place here in
Grand Coteau on 04-08-2019.
I,Chief Guidry am stating that a 1st Degree Murder warrant has been issued for Shantianna Pierre who is also being charged with Home Invasion & Armed Robbery. She is currently incarcerated
in the St. Gabriel Women’s Prison on other unrelated charges.
Also, There are other arrests pending in this ongoing murder investigation.
The Grand Coteau Police Department is still working to solve their only homicide of 2019. The Police Department has released video of suspects believed to be involved in the April 2019 murder of Kevan Breaux. Assistant Chief Michael Buck tells me, though they have lots of informations the investigation still is on going.
“Mr. Keavean Breaux was not on the corner bothering anybody. He wasn’t doing anything wrong. He was a man that was going to work to take care of his family. This man was murdered in front of his wife and children and this should never have happened,” said Assistant Chief Buck.
On April 8th, 2019 three men entered Breaux’s home, one killing him. Grand Coteau Assistant Police Chief Michael Buck says they are looking for another suspect believed to be the driver.
Buck said, “Also a person that was driving a GMC pickup truck, to drop those three individuals down,” said Buck.
Police are not letting COVID-19 slow down the investigation. The department has gathered evidence including surveillance video, but they also need the public’s help.
“There’s some people that we are looking for to question. We would like the public’s help in identifying the person driving a pickup truck or the assailants that went into his house,” said Buck.
Keavean Breaux’s murder was the first homicide in Grand Coteau in 25 years. Chief Buck says the’re working around the clock to close this case.
Chief Buck said, “We want to get this crime solved because the people in Grand Coteau, especially for the family of Mr. Keaven Breaux so they can have some closure.”
In a statement released exclusively to news 15, Keaven’s family says they’re working closely with the Grand Coteau Police Department and want anyone who knows anything to come forward. Breaux’s family has also created a non-profit in his honor called Through Your Eyes. For more details on the non-profit you can email the at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with information is urged to call The Grand Coteau Police Department or submit their tips to St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers.