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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Caddo Parish jury has convicted a Bossier City man of manslaughter for the August 2011 shooting death of a Shreveport man in broad daylight in the city's Lakeside neighborhood.
Erik Mack, 21, was found guilty late Tuesday after just over four hours of jury deliberations. Mack was convicted of firing the fatal shots into the vehicle of Demario Scott while the two men were driving near the intersection of Hearne Ave. and Milam St.
When police first arrived on the scene, they believed they were investigating a wreck involving Scott's Impala, which had struck a pick-up truck from behind. Then they discovered Scott had been shot in the chest. He later died at LSU Hospital.
Detectives determined the shooting was the result of a dispute between Mack and Scott.
Judge Ramona Emanuel set Mack's next court appearance for June 4 where a sentencing date could be set. Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.
Caddo Parish ADAs Bill Edwards and Jason Brown successfully prosecuted the case.