SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – Quinton Peace, 24, was found guilty of second-degree homicide for shooting Chavez Parker, 29, four times in his upper body and head on December 21, 2021. Peace and a co-defendant, who is awaiting trial, had planned to rob Parker after meeting him at his house in the 6600 block of Melara Ave. to smoke marijuana.
Peace had two 9mm handguns with him, one of which was used to fire three of the four shots that killed Parker. Peace fled to Fort Worth, Texas, after the murder, but was arrested there with the same gun. He had also returned to the crime scene shortly after the shooting to retrieve any evidence he had left behind. He drove Parker’s car to the Linwood Home Apartments, where he was seen by two Shreveport police officers cleaning the car. He then escaped to Texas.
Peace was sentenced to life in prison at hard labor without parole or suspension by Judge Pitman on Wednesday.