A Shreveport man convicted in March of shooting and critically injuring a casual acquaintance five years ago must serve 40 years in prison, a Caddo district judge has ordered.


District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. sentenced Stevie Norris Henderson, 46, to 20 years for each count on which he was found guilty, attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The terms are to be served consecutively, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.


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.


Henderson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kendra Joseph and Courtney Ray. He was defended by Sean Landry.

The case was docket No.  365097.