Shreveport man found guilty in slaying, wounding

Updated: Nov. 21, 2017 at 7:06 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man was found guilty Tuesday of killing a man and trying to kill a female companion on his in October 2014.

The Caddo Parish District Attorney's office says 21-year-old Quindarius Deshun Allen was found guilty in the shooting death of Gregory Morris and wounding a woman Morris was with.

Morris, 34, was killed and his friend grievously wounded when a man showed up at their west-central Shreveport motel and started firing a weapon, the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office said in a statement.

Allen was arrested by Shreveport police in connection with the attack in the 2600 block of Claiborne Avenue.

During the trial, jurors heard from a friend of Allen's, who testified Allen said he planned to rob Morris.

The jury heard a two-hour statement from Allen, where he admitted being at the scene and buying drugs, but denied killing Morris.

Jurors also heard from a ballistics expert who testified that the ammunition recovered had all been cycled by the same weapon and that an unfired shotgun shell recovered from Allen's vehicle matched both a fired and unfired round found at the murder scene.

The woman wounded in the attack also testified and showed her injuries to the jury. Allen shot her in both legs, resulting in 20 surgeries, with more needed in the future.

Allen faces a mandatory sentence of life at hard labor in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence for the second-degree murder conviction.

He faces up to 20 additional years at hard labor for the attempted manslaughter conviction.

Formal sentencing has been set for December 18.

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