Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. announces that a Shreveport teen involved in a fatal shooting incident in west Shreveport earlier this month will face grand jury indictment as an adult for second-degree murder.

Nikolas Brown Jr., 17, accused of the September 7, 2021 slaying of LaDerrick Grant, 19, will be handled as an adult and not as a juvenile after a probable cause hearing held Monday, September 13, 2021 at Caddo Parish Juvenile Court.

Brown can be tried as an adult under provisions of Louisiana Children’s Code Article 305, which allows a District Attorney to transfer jurisdiction of certain juvenile offenders age 15 or older to District Court.

The state contends that Brown was involved in an altercation with another male in the 6700 block of Jefferson-Paige Road, ending in a shootout that resulted in the death of Grant, a bystander.

If indicted for second-degree murder, Brown faces a sentence of life in prison at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

The probable cause finding was secured by Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Janet Silvie.