A Shreveport man who shot and critically injured a casual acquaintance five years ago was found guilty Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Caddo District Court.
The four-woman, eight-man jury in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court deliberated about an hour before returning its unanimous verdict of guilty as charged for Stevie Norris Henderson, 46. Henderson had been charged with attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Through evidence and witness testimony, the jury determined that on February 21, 2019, the victim heard a knock at his door and saw Henderson, who he previously met through a mutual friend. Henderson asked to use the phone and when the victim turned around and reached down to pick up his phone, he was shot in the head by Henderson, who fled after taking an undisclosed amount of money from the victim’s pockets.
When Henderson returns to court for sentencing April 23, he faces 10 to 50 years in prison without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for the attempted murder conviction, and five to 20 years without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence and a fine from $1,000 to $5,000 for the weapons charge.
Henderson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kendra Joseph and Courtney Ray. He was defended by Sean Landry.
The case was docket No.  365097.