19-year-old found guilty of second-degree murder of star athlete

Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 4:21 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 6:09 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shamichael Antonio Pearson, 19, has been found guilty of second-degree murder of 17-year-old Devin Myers, a star basketball player at Huntington High School.

According to Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Office, the jury deliberated for less than an hour before coming to a unanimous guilty verdict Thursday, March 9.

Pearson’s sentencing is set for March 27.

On March 3, 2022, police were called to the 3500 block of Lilian Street in Shreveport’s Queensborough neighborhood where Myers was found dead on the street near his home. He was shot and killed a day after his birthday as he picked up a cell phone charger at a friend’s house.

“Didn’t I tell you that I was going to get you?” Pearson stated before he shot Myers approximately 13 times in the back. At least two of those shots were fired as Pearson stood over Myers’ body.

Pearson’s house was searched and a Glock 9mm, later tied to him by DNA and proved to be the murder weapon, was found hidden in a freezer.

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