A Shreveport man, Quinton Peace, accused of a fatal shooting on Melara Avenue nearly two years ago, was declared guilty by a unanimous jury verdict on Friday, following a trial that commenced earlier in the week.
The charges against Peace, who is 24 years old, and a co-defendant who is set to stand trial in December, stemmed from the shooting and killing of Chavez Parker, aged 29, on December 21, 2021. The incident occurred at Parker’s residence in the 6600 block of Melara Ave, under the guise of a marijuana-smoking meeting.
Before encountering Parker, Peace armed himself with a 9mm handgun and devised a plan to rob the victim. Parker sustained four gunshot wounds in the upper body, including his head.
Evidence presented in court indicated that three of the four shots were discharged from a firearm found in Peace’s possession when he was apprehended in Fort Worth, Texas, where he had fled following the murder.
Approximately ten minutes later, Peace returned to the crime scene out of concern that he had left evidence behind. He entered Parker’s vehicle and transported it to the Linwood Home Apartments. While wiping the car down in the apartment parking lot, Peace was observed by two Shreveport police officers on proactive patrol. This prompted Peace to flee to Texas.