Joseph Tezeno’s family attorney speaks out

Joseph Tezeno’s family attorney speaks out

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Legal professional Todd Clemons is symbolizing the spouse and children of Joseph Tezeno, the 21-year outdated who was shot and killed earlier this thirty day period, immediately after a south Lake Charles homeowner assumed he was an intruder.

Clemons tells 7Information he’s dedicated to assisting Tezeno’s family obtain answers and now, Clemons is inquiring for anyone with information and facts to occur forward.

Joseph Tezeno was shot and killed in close proximity to North Lake Court docket Generate following he approached the mistaken dwelling near a occasion he was attending, where by a homeowner stated they believed Tezeno was an intruder.

“It was a pool get together,” Clemons explained. “At some position, we believe he acquired disoriented. We really don’t assume he had his eye eyeglasses on, he wore eye glasses. He went to this household by slip-up.”

Clemons said from the confined information and facts he and the family members have at this time, they feel Tezeno was only sporting a pair of swim trunks at the time of his demise.

“So, if anybody sees a human being with swim trunks on, you know for a person, they are not armed. Secondly, it is really probable they are coming from some kind or going to some sort of pool bash, and so we sense like the truth that he was killed, just was not justified,” Clemons claimed.

In the preliminary reviews, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office environment claimed the property owner did fireplace a warning shot prior to the circumstance escalated to Tezeno’s loss of life.

“From my knowing, he was shot two periods and I do not consider that was required,” Clemons stated.

Clemons stated he thinks there have been other avenues the household home owner could have taken.

“Call the law enforcement,” Clemons stated. “Let the law enforcement appear out and deal with it. For you to experience threatened and you go away out of your household to confront a particular person, I just have a trouble with that.”

Clemons described Tezeno’s family members is upset regulation enforcement has not released the name of the guy who killed Joseph.

“We’re going to hold force on authorities to release the man’s identify because if he did nothing at all wrong, there is no will need to protect him. There is no require to shield his title,” Clemons said.

At this stage, Clemons mentioned the family members is just hoping to discover some answers in this tragedy.

“He was a excellent youthful man, 21-12 months-outdated younger black person. He was a university student at McNeese. A member of a fraternity. No felony history by any means, just a great light soul and he didn’t deserve to die this way,” Clemons said.

The district attorney’s business said it has not acquired the situation file still from the sheriff’s office. When that does happen, the DA will make a willpower if prices ought to be filed. In the meantime, Clemons is asking any person with information and facts to get hold of his office.

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