A trio of Shreveport teens face charges of attempted second-degree murder following a criminal attack that occurred in early May.
Probable cause was found Monday, June 1, 2020, by Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Judge Ree Casey-Jones for attempted second-degree murder, as well as theft of a motor vehicle and resisting an officer, with regard to defendant Jhadarian Martin, 16. Martin is the last of three juveniles now held at Caddo Parish Juvenile Court in connection with the May 7, 2020, drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old bicyclist.
A third defendant, Cory Williams, the alleged shooter, will be transferred by the District Attorney from juvenile court to be tried in Caddo District Court. He will turn 17 later this month. Under the Louisiana Children’s Code, CHC 305, any defendant age 15 or older can be prosecuted in adult court for certain felonies.
Martin joins co-defendant Williams and a 14-year-old, against whom probable cause was found at an earlier hearing. Final charging decisions by the District Attorney on co-defendants Martin and the 14-year-old are pending.
According to Shreveport Police reports, the victim and a friend were riding their bikes around 4:36 p.m. near the corner of Pine Tree Drive and Wyngate Boulevard when three youths drove up in a stolen vehicle and fired shots from a handgun, wounding one of the victims in the neck and chest, causing life-threatening injuries. Williams and the 14-year-old were apprehended after a brief vehicle and foot pursuit by a Shreveport Police detective. Martin was apprehended a few days later.
The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys David Newell and Janet Silvie.