The investigation by Arkansas State Police revealed that three Arkansas Wildlife agents and the Deputy Sheriff went into the woods to serve a misdemeanor warrant on Morneau, who had been involved in a dispute with a neighboring hunting club. He believed that the hunting club members were trespassing on his land.
The coroner initally said that Morneau had been shot in the back, but changed his ruling a few days later.
The officers said that Morneau pulled a pistol on them so they shot and killed him.
Daniel Keele of Shreveport, attorney for the Morneau family, said that Jones’ opinion “affects only the criminal aspects of this matter, for which he is responsible under Arkansas law. The scope and breadth of any civil action far exceeds the focus of the Arkansas inquiry.”
Keele goes on to say “Although it has been six months since
Jean (John) Morneau was lured into Arkansas, our independent investigation has turned up numerous facts and substantial evidence. We will not be commenting piecemeal on individual aspects of the official investigation or that which we have underway.”
I will be following this as the civil aspect is pursued. Unanswered questions still abound in this case.
Here are the original blog posts from My Bossier.
Vivian attorney, 2nd amendment advocate, killed by law enforcement officers
Serious questions raised about John Morneau shooting