Teen slain outside grandma's house; his killer gets 50 years

Man gets 50 years in prison for killing teenager

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Shreveport man convicted of killing a teenager in late 2016 will spend 50 years in prison.

Sir'detrick Lomone Samuels, 20, was sentenced Thursday by Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.

Tremon Jackson, 16, his uncle and a longtime family friend were standing outside a house on Boss Avenue on Nov. 8, 2016, when there was an exchange of words with Samuels and he started firing a 9mm handgun at them.

The uncle and friend found shelter in a garage.

The teen, with two gunshot wounds in his back and one in a leg, was found bleeding to death in his grandmother's driveway.

Family members tried to take him to a Shreveport hospital, but their car stalled not far away.

An ambulance took Jackson the rest of the way to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On March 26, a Caddo District Court jury convicted Samuels of one count of manslaughter.

Samuels faced up to 40 years in prison on the conviction.

But the district attorney's office filed a habitual offender bill because Samuels previously had been convicted of second-degree battery in a separate case.

As a third felony offender, Samuels must serve his prison term without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence.

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