Man who fatally shot teen learns his punishment

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A Shreveport man convicted of manslaughter earlier this year finds out how much time he will be spending behind bars.

On Thursday 20-year-old Sir’detrick Lomone Samuels was sentenced to 50 years in prison.  The term must be served without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence as a third felony offender.

Samuels was convicted March 26 of manslaughter in the slaying of 16-year-old Tremon Jackson.

Jackson was killed while standing with two other people outside a house on Boss Ave. in Queensborough on Nov. 8, 2016. The shots from a 9mm handgun were fired after a short exchange of words between Samuels and the others.

Two people with Jackson — his uncle and a longtime family friend — found shelter in a garage and were not injured but the teen was shot twice in the back and once in a leg. 

Jackson was found bleeding to death on his grandmother’s driveway. Family members attempted to rush him to University Health, but their car stalled not far away. Medical help arrived and took Jackson to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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