May 13, 2023

A Shreveport man who claimed self-defense to justify a slaying two years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in Caddo District Court Friday, May 12, 2023.

Emmanuel Dewayne Johnson, 31, was convicted of shooting Patrick Lynn Goines, 32, on July 21, 2021 at a gas station in the 2800 block of Hilry Huckaby III Drive in north Shreveport. The nine-woman, three-man jury in District Judge Chris Victory’s court deliberated for approximately 50 minutes before returning its unanimous guilty-as-charged determination.

On the date of the slaying, Johnson left the gas station convenience store and opened the passenger door of Goines’ vehicle. He then reentered the store and fidgeted with a firearm in his right pocket. After making a purchase, he exited the station and returned to the vehicle, again opening the passenger door. Goines then left the vehicle with an extended magazine firearm, at which point Johnson immediately opened fire, his bullets striking Goines three times in the head and chest. While running past the fallen Goines, Johnson fired one last time, the bullet striking Goines’ heart.

Despite Johnson’s claim of self-defense, Goines never discharged his firearm, which was always pointed at the ground. Johnson fled with another passenger in Goines’ vehicle but later surrendered to police. The murder weapon also was turned in to police.

When Johnson returns to Judge Victory’s court May 18, 2023, he faces a mandatory term of life in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

Johnson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Christopher Bowman. He was defended by Michael Enright and Dave Knadler.

The case was docket No. 384251.