A year later, family of slain father of 3 still seeks answers

A year later, family of slain father of 3 still seeks answers
The family of the late VeAndrew Hudson still is looking for justice. They plan to honor him with a vigil at 7 p.m. March 30 at Fairy Avenue at Valley Ridge Road, the Shreveport intersection where he was fatally shot. (Source: Nick Lawton/KSLA News 12)
The family of the late VeAndrew Hudson still is looking for justice. They plan to honor him with a vigil at 7 p.m. March 30 at Fairy Avenue at Valley Ridge Road, the Shreveport intersection where he was fatally shot. (Source: Nick Lawton/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The wait for answers for Shreveporter Keanyatta Johnson continues a year after the shooting death of her son 22-year-old VeAndrew Hudson.

Shreveport police found a dozen shell casings March 30, 2016, at Fairy Avenue at Valley Ridge Road.

Officers report that Hudson was shot twice about 10 that night.

He died shortly after being rushed to University Health, becoming one of Shreveport's earliest homicides of 2016.

Today, Johnson sits on the couch in her home with the three sons - 5-year-old Vontavious, 4-year-old Javarious and 8-month-old Kaicee - that Hudson left behind.

"Where Daddy?" Johnson asked Kaicee.

Kaicee pointed to the sky.

Johnson said her family still has no answers about the slaying that occurred a year ago.

Shreveport police report no one is coming forward in the case.

"As a matter of fact, I'm still waiting for someone to call me back. I've left messages," said Jonhson.

"I can't even get an autopsy report because of the investigation. They have to say it's closed in order for them to release the autopsy reports."

The family plans to honor Hudson with a vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fairy Avenue at Valley Ridge Road.

It will be the second in six months. His family lit candles and released balloons on what would have been his 23rd birthday Sept. 14.

Johnson said she's also trying to get money together for a reward for information.

"It'll be $1,000 for any information that leads to the conviction of his killer."

Police report the case is still open; but without information, there are no leads.

"It was my son then," Johnson said.

"It's going to be yours next; and you're going to be in the same situation I am, asking for somebody to give information."

A year later, Hudson's family is without closure and Kaicee and his two brothers are left without a father.

Shreveport police report they still are looking for people to come forward.

Authorities urge anyone with any information to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373 or visiting the organization's website, lockemup.org.

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