A Shreveporter who fatally shot a man and critically wounded a woman in 2014 was given life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation of suspension of sentence plus an additional 20 years during a sentencing hearing in Caddo District Court Monday, December 18, 2017.

Quindarius Deshun Allen, 21, received the mandatory life sentence for his second-degree murder conviction November 21, 2017, for the October 13, 2014 slaying of Gregory Morris, 34, in a west-central Shreveport motel room. The extra 20 years were meted out for Allen’s attempt to kill a female companion of Morris’s, attempted manslaughter.

Allen received the maximum sentenced allowed by law from District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. in connection with the  attack in the 2600 block of Claiborne Avenue.

Allen admitted being at the scene and buying drugs, but denied killing Morris. The woman wounded in the attack suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, resulting in 20 surgeries to date, with many more needed in the future.

Prosecutors for the state were assistant district attorneys Bill Edwards and Britney A. Green. Allen was defended by Michelle Andrepont and Michael Enright.