A Shreveport man charged in connection with the death of a man on North Lakeshore Drive in late 2018 was found guilty of negligent homicide in a Caddo District Court trial that concluded Friday, April 23, 2021.

Austin Wade Boyd, 29, of Shreveport, was found guilty of negligent homicide by the seven-man, five-woman jury in District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s courtroom.

The jury determined that on October 12, 2018, Boyd stabbed the victim, Bernard Sollers, once in the stomach and once in the chest with a knife resulting in Sollers’ death. The homicide occurred at 4649 North Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport.

When Boyd returns to Judge Dorroh’s courtroom May 10, 2021, he faces imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.

Boyd was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kodie Smith and William Gaskins. He was defended by Christopher Hatch.