Another Caddo Parish juvenile, a female, has had her criminal case transferred to Caddo District Court following a continued custody hearing in Caddo Juvenile Court Friday, September 17, 2021.
The hearing found probable cause to charge 17-year-old Maakaya Simone Lee as a principal to second-degree murder. Her case will go the Caddo Parish Grand Jury for review with regard to her participation in the August 7, 2021 slaying of Tyquarion Thomas. The slaying of Mr. Thomas, 20, began in the 8800 block of Coyth Lane and ended in the 500 block of Lynbrook Boulevard. Ms. Lee was in an automobile in front of a residence on Coyth when Mr. Thomas ran out of the residence being chased by another individual firing multiple gunshots at him. The shooter got into Ms. Lee’s vehicle, which she drove to the 500 block of Lynbrook where she parked the car and the shooter left to fire more shots at Mr. Thomas, who lay dying on the ground. The shooter then returned to Ms. Lee’s car and the two drove off together.
Ms. Lee can be tried as an adult under the Louisiana Children’s Code , which allows the District Attorney to have juveniles 15 and older to be transferred to District Court. Her bond has been set at $225,000.
If indicted for second-degree murder, Ms. Lee faces a sentence of life in prison at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
An arrest warrant remains for the alleged shooter, Davion Ruffin, 20. People with information on him or his whereabouts should call the Shreveport Police Department at (318) 673-7300.