A Shreveport man charged with attempted second-degree murder, possession of a weapon and criminal property damage, was convicted on all counts in Caddo District Court Thursday, July 28, 2022.
It took the nine-man, three-woman jury in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court just over 20 minutes to find Davario Cole, 23, also known as “Nucci,” guilty of shooting up his estranged girlfriend’s house and threatening her, her family and others in June 2020.
In the morning hours of June 16, 2020, the victim’s bedroom was shot multiple times from the street. The victim and her family suspected Cole, who had been sending threatening messages that he would kill the victim’s daughter, who was his estranged girlfriend. Later that morning, Cole returned to the residence brandishing a firearm with an extended magazine and confronted the victim’s brother. The brother and his family were afraid they would be shot and retreated into the residence, at which point Cole made a U-turn and shot at the home at least one more time. Cole had a prior conviction for unauthorized entry of the victim’s home, which prohibited him from being there or owning or possessing a firearm. While incarcerated, Cole sent messages in which he threatened to kill every member of his estranged girlfriend’s family and anyone that got in between them. He also stated on a recorded line that anyone that talked about him also would die.
When Cole returns to Judge Mosely’s court August 18, 2022, he faces up to 49 years in prison for the attempted second-degree murder, at least five and up to 20 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and one to 15 years for aggravated criminal property damage.
Cole was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Cheyenne Wilson. He was defended by Casey Simpson and Katie Ferguson.