St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office investigating a weekend home invasion and shooting of a local doctor
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On December 03, 2018 deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Depot Street in Lawtell in reference to the shooting of Doctor John Vallian.”
Reports indicated that relatives heard gun shots around midnight, and were awoken by barking dogs. The relatives told deputies that they looked out the window again and saw someone walking from the victim’s home carrying something in their hands.
Doctor Vallian’s brother arrived at the home and found him sitting in the hallway bleeding, and began applying pressure to his wounds until deputies arrived. Doctor Vallian was air lifted to a local hospital and is in reported to be in critical condition. Detectives have not yet been able to interview him due to his injuries, but are handling the case as a home invasion.
On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux