5 indicted for alleged murders; 2 accused of failing to report felonies
CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish district attorney’s office announced Wednesday, Oct. 20 the indictments of five men for alleged murders.
They are charged with second-degree murder, while two other men are charged with failure to report crimes.
Those charged with homicides are:
- Anderito Parnell Smith Jr., 21, of Bossier City
- Deangelo Deshun Whitaker, 21, of Bossier City
- Brandon Damon Glover, 18, of Shreveport
- Datavious Deon Simmons, 19, of Shreveport
- Emmanuel Dewayne Johnson, 30, of Shreveport
Smith and Whitaker are charged in connection with the death of Emmanuel Emon King, 19, of Vivian. He was shot multiple times and killed on May 2 in the 3700 block of Richmond Avenue, the DA’s office says. Bond was set at $500,000 each, according to the Shreveport Police Department. Whitaker was taken into custody on May 6 at a residence in Bossier City. Bossier City police charged him with one count of illegal possession of stolen things when they found the vehicle believed to be used as the alleged getaway car used to flee the scene of King’s death at his house. Smith was tracked down in Los Angeles, California and was arrested by members of the US Marshals Violent Offender’s Task Force.
SPD says another man, Zykeyland Johnson, was also charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection to King’s death. He was taken into custody and arrested in DeSoto Parish.
Glover and Simmons are accused in the June 26 death of Keshun Latrayvius Cole, 20. He died after being shot in the 900 block of W 62nd Street in the Cedar Grove area.
Johnson is facing charges for an incident on July 21 in which Patrick Lynn Goines, 32, was killed after being shot several times in the parking lot of a convenience store at Hearne and Hilry Huckaby III avenues.
The DA’s office says all five men are currently in custody at the Caddo Correctional Center.
Meanwhile, Kimara Ashunti Thomas, 24, and Joshua Chaucoy Thomas, 19, (no relation) are charged in separate indictments for failure to report the commission of a felony.
Kimara is accused of failing to report info about the death of King, while Joshua is facing the same charge in the death of Cole. Joshua has an active arrest warrant for his charge.
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