Texas teen involved in deadly shooting at Krewe of Gemini parade turns himself in; charged with negligent homicide

‘He touched a lot of people's lives in a short time,' says father of Elysian Fields student...
‘He touched a lot of people's lives in a short time,' says father of Elysian Fields student killed in shooting
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 10:52 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A teenager from Texas is facing criminal charges after the shooting death of another teen at the Krewe of Gemini parade in Shreveport on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The shooting resulted in the death of Elysian Fields student-athlete, Kip Lewis, 17.

The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says the teen surrendered to authorities Wednesday, Feb. 22. The 16-year-old male, accompanied by his attorney, Ron Miciotto, surrendered at the Caddo Juvenile Justice Complex.

On Thursday, Feb. 23, SPD announced the teen was later arrested Wednesday for one count of negligent homicide.

Officials say officers responded to the scene of the shooting and found Lewis suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators spoke to witnesses, who said the teens were horseplaying and chasing each other around with plastic swords.

During this time, officials say the 16-year-old obtained a handgun and a single shot was fired, striking the victim.

The investigation is ongoing. He will make an initial court appearance Friday, Feb. 24 at Caddo Juvenile Court.

During this continued custody hearing, the DA will present findings from law enforcement’s investigation to Juvenile Judge Ree Casey-Jones to determine whether or not to hold the teen in custody pending trial.