A Shreveport man who terrorized a local family just over two years ago was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday, August 18, 2022, in Caddo District Court.

District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. sentenced Davario Xavier Cole, 23, also known as “Nucci,” to 25 years for attempted second-degree murder, 15 years for aggravated criminal damage to property and 20 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Cole was convicted on these counts in Judge Mosely’s court July 28, 2022. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

In the morning hours of June 16, 2020, the victim’s house 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.

Cole was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Cheyenne Wilson. He was defended by Casey Simpson and Katie Ferguson.