Another Shreveport Juvenile to be Tried as Adult in Murder Case
Another Caddo Parish juvenile, a female, will be charged as an adult in Caddo District Court following a continued custody hearing in Caddo Juvenile Court Friday (9/17/21).
The hearing found cause to charge 17-year-old Maakaya Simone Lee as a principal to second-degree murder. Her case will go the Caddo Parish Grand Jury for review with regard to her participation in the August 7, 2021 murder of Tyquarion Thomas.
The slaying of Mr. Thomas, 20, began in the 8800 block of Coyth Lane and ended in the 500 block of Lynbrook Boulevard. Ms. Lee was in an vehicle in front of a residence on Coyth when Mr. Thomas ran out of the residence being chased by another individual firing multiple gunshots at him. The shooter got into Ms. Lee's vehicle, which she drove to the 500 block of Lynbrook where she parked the car and the shooter left to fire more shots at Mr. Thomas, who lay dying on the ground. The shooter then returned to Ms. Lee's car and the two drove off together.
If indicted, Ms. Lee faces a sentence of life in prison at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
An arrest warrant remains for the alleged shooter, Davion Ruffin, 20. People with information on him or his whereabouts should call the Shreveport Police Department at (318) 673-7300.