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Shreveport man indicted in murder of toddler

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Gerderrick Davis, 26 (Shreveport Police Department) Gerderrick Davis, 26 (Shreveport Police Department)
Anthony Scott, 17 months (Source: Brittany Scott) Anthony Scott, 17 months (Source: Brittany Scott)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Caddo Parish grand jury has indicted a Shreveport man for the murder of a 17-month-old child.

Gerderrick Davis was reportedly living with the toddler's mother back in November 2013 when first responders were called out to the apartment complex in the 3500 block of Milam.

That's where they found Anthony Z'Bario Scott unresponsive. The child was rushed to University Health Shreveport, where he was pronounced dead.

The boy's mother, Brittany Scott, told KSLA News 12 that she did now know Davis very well.

Davis was arrested shortly after the child's death and was charged with second degree murder, but on Friday, a grand jury indicted him on a charge of first degree murder. 

Detective Rod Demery with the Shreveport Police Department says the indictment only strengthens his case.

"It does any time there's an indictment by a grand jury, the jury unfortunately has to hear all the details and at that point they make a determination," said Demery.

That charge carries the possibility of capital punishment if Davis is convicted.

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