A jury was empaneled Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the murder trial of Quindarius Deshun Allen in Caddo District Court.

Allen, 21, of Shreveport, faces a charge of second-degree murder for the October 13, 2014 slaying of Gregory Morris, 34, in a west-central Shreveport motel room.

Morris was killed and a female companion was wounded when a man showed up at their motel and started firing a weapon. Allen was arrested by Shreveport police in connection with that attack in the 2600 block of Claiborne Avenue.

In all, 14 jurors, including two alternates, were chosen for the trial in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s courtroom. The jury consists of two black women and seven white women, and four white males and one black male.

The trial began with jury selection commencing Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

If convicted as charged, Allen faces a mandatory sentence of life at hard labor in prison, without possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

Prosecutors for the state are assistant district attorneys Bill Edwards and Britney A. Green. Allen’s defense team is Michelle Andrepont and Michael Enright.