A Shreveport man accused of attempting to kill two individuals in December 2017 was found guilty-as-charged in Caddo District Court this week.
Carlos Martel Lynn Smith, 43, represented himself in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court. The jury, made up of five men and seven women, was unanimous in its decision that was returned around 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Smith was charged with shooting two male acquaintances in the 7200 block of Bethany Street December 6, 2017. One victim was shot in the abdomen and hand, the other suffering a gunshot wound to the head. Both men survived the attack.
Smith will return to court May 25, 2021, to be sentenced by Judge Mosely. Attempted murder of an individual carries a penalty of imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 10 nor more than 50 years without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
Smith represented himself. Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorneys Senae Hall and Treneisha Hill.