SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Prosecutor Dale Cox told a Caddo Parish jury during opening statements that Little had gone to Crowder's house with two other men to buy marijuana. Cox said Little pulled a gun on Crowder and chased her through the house. Cox said Little shot Crowder's boyfriend several times, then shot her six times, once in the chest, and once in the head.
Officers said they found both Crowder and a man inside the home with numerous gunshot wounds. Crowder died at the scene. The other victim was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. He survived, but prosecutors said he lost an eye and suffered brain damage.
A few months after the incident, Shreveport police explained how Little became a suspect.
"Another investigator who was working a separate and unrelated case was given information that he ultimately gave to the lead investigators on this homicide case that led them to Demario Little," said Sgt. Bill Goodin, spokesman for the Shreveport Police.
"Of course at this point in time, given the ongoing nature of this investigation, we don't want to be any more specific about what that information was, but it did lead them to Demario Little."
The investigation initially involved two other men, but murder charges against them were eventually dropped.
Little stands charged with second degree murder.