A Shreveporter who shot another man over a firearm in 2020 was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Caddo District Court.
The four-woman, eight-man jury in District Judge Ramona Emanuel’s court deliberated just over an hour before returning its unanimous verdict that Tradavion Hughes, 25, killed Eric Brownlee Jr. December 6, 2020.
Brownlee, 22, was killed at the Clark Gas Station on the corner of Jewella Avenue and Greenwood Road after a fight with Hughes and two of Hughes’ friends. Brownlee and his girlfriend stopped at the gas station after leaving a local casino. Brownlee and Hughes engaged in friendly conversation, but then got into an argument over a firearm. The fight ended with Brownlee wounded on the ground. Hughes then stood over Brownlee and shot the victim point-blank in the face.
Hughes will return to Judge Emanuel’s court January 10, 2024, where he faces a mandatory life sentence without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Hughes was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Brittany Arvie and Fernando Grider. He was defended by Katherine Ferguson, Evan McMichael and Royal Alexander.
The case was docket No. 380133.