25 Years Ago: SWLA native killed during Branch Davidian raid - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

25 Years Ago: SWLA native killed during Branch Davidian raid

Special Agent Conway Lebleu was one of four ATF agents killed during the Feb. 28, 1993, raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. (Source: ATF) Special Agent Conway Lebleu was one of four ATF agents killed during the Feb. 28, 1993, raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. (Source: ATF)
(KPLC) -

Twenty-five years ago today, a Southwest Louisiana native was killed in the government's raid on the Branch Davidian complex in Waco, Texas.

Conway Charles Lebleu, a former Calcasieu Parish Sheriff deputy, was working as an agent for the New Orleans office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms when he was killed.

Lebleu was one of four ATF agents killed on Feb. 28, 1993, as the ATF raided the complex based on the belief that the Brand Davidians were stockpiling weapons. Six members of the Branch Davidians were also killed.

The attack led to a 51-day standoff between the Branch Davidians and the government, ending when the complex burned on April 19, 1993, and 76 Branch Davidians died. There was controversy as to who started the fires.

Special Agent Lebleu was born in Lake Charles in 1962. He was the nephew of Conway Lebleu, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1964 to 1988.

Special Agent Lebleu worked for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and graduated from McNeese State University in 1987. That same year, he joined the ATF, receiving Special Acts Awards in 1988 and 1991 for investigative excellence.

Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LCPD & CPSO release information on L'Acadie home invasion arrest

    LCPD & CPSO release information on L'Acadie home invasion arrest

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:34:02 GMT
    Jonahvin D. Landry (Source: LCPD & CPSO)Jonahvin D. Landry (Source: LCPD & CPSO)

    An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie Drive home invasion, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum.  On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in a home invasion that was caught on surveillance video. The Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a joint press conference with more details on the arrest, on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Click HERE to watch the livestream on mobile devices.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights ...

    More >>

    An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie Drive home invasion, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum.  On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in a home invasion that was caught on surveillance video. The Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a joint press conference with more details on the arrest, on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Click HERE to watch the livestream on mobile devices.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights ...

    More >>
  • South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school

    South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:51:05 GMT

    South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school.

    More >>

    South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school.

    More >>
  • Jennings City Council looking at changing trash and garbage ordinances

    Jennings City Council looking at changing trash and garbage ordinances

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:16:53 GMT

    At the Jennings City Council monthly meeting Tuesday, an ordinance was passed to look at "amending the City of Jennings Code of Ordinances regarding garbage, trash and refuse and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith." To read the full agenda for the August 14, 2018 meeting, click here. Angela Lehman, a concerned citizen, says she wants change. She believes the city's current ordinances are too vague. "I went and I looked at other ordin...

    More >>

    At the Jennings City Council monthly meeting Tuesday, an ordinance was passed to look at "amending the City of Jennings Code of Ordinances regarding garbage, trash and refuse and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith." To read the full agenda for the August 14, 2018 meeting, click here. Angela Lehman, a concerned citizen, says she wants change. She believes the city's current ordinances are too vague. "I went and I looked at other ordin...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly