Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart will try a 17-year-old Shreveporter for his role in a shooting outside a popular eatery earlier this year.


Demariea Jennings, 17, will be charged as an adult on two separate charges of attempted second-degree murder for shootings he allegedly committed March 27 and April 17, 2024, just prior to state law changing on April 19, 2024, to require all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults.


On March 27, Jennings is alleged to have been the shooter in an incident in the parking lot of Applebee’s on Mansfield Road, where the victim was headed to his vehicle around 11:43 p.m. and suffered multiple gunshot wounds fired by someone in a nearby automobile. On April 17, Jennings is alleged to have been one of several shooters in a drive-by shooting of an occupied residence on Grassmere Street in Shreveport. In this incident, the driver, Jennings’ stepmother Shuntara Wilson, 30, has been arrested for attempted second-degree murder, principal to attempted second-degree murder and compounding a felony, and is currently at Caddo Correctional Center.


Shreveport Police have an arrest warrant outstanding for Laanthony Hobley, 19, for attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentality and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is wanted in connection with the April 17 shooting on Grassmere Street.


People with information concerning Hobley should call the Shreveport Police Department at 673-7300.