Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. has decided to prosecute a Shreveport teenager as an adult in Caddo District Court in connection with an attempted homicide earlier this year.
The decision to prosecute follows a hearing June 12, in which Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Judge Paul Young found probable cause that Omarion Bradley, 16, committed the crime of attempted second-degree murder.
Bradley will be tried in connection with a May 18 attack on 18-year-old Malachi Bates. The state contends Bradley travelled from Houston, Texas, to Shreveport and went to Bates’ home with adult co-defendant Letaureion Temple, to take Bates to a party. The state alleges Bradley later shot Bates approximately 10 times near the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Lucky Street, with Bates surviving the attack.
Bradley will be prosecuted under provisions of the Louisiana Children’s Code, Article 305, which allows a District Attorney to seek jurisdiction of juvenile offenders age 15 or older charged with a number of offenses, including attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, forcible or second-degree rape and simple or third-degree rape.
If convicted as charged, Bradley faces a sentence of imprisonment at hard labor for not less than ten nor more than 50 years without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
The probable cause finding was secured by Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Janet Silvie.