A Shreveport man who shot a woman following an argument more than two years ago was convicted of aggravated second-degree battery Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in Caddo District Court.
Steven Oneal Coleman, 27, was found guilty as charged by the five-woman, one-man jury of District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court after deliberating just under 40 minutes.
On February 8, 2021, Coleman texted his victim asking to come over to her residence in the Cypress Landing apartments in the Martin Luther King neighborhood. Once there, Coleman and the victim talked until an argument ensued. The victim asked Coleman to leave, and as she was closing and locking her front door, Coleman called her a derogatory term and then fired several gunshots through the closed door. One bullet entered the woman’s back and exited her abdomen, causing extensive injuries that required hospitalization.
Coleman was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Cheyenne Wilson and Jasmine Cooper. He was defended by Casey Simpson and Harry Johnson.
When Coleman returns to Judge Mosely’s court December 18, 2023, he faces a mandatory 15-year prison term. That is due to a sentencing enhancement occasioned by the use of a firearm in the commission of the crime.
The case was docket No. 381874.