FRANKLINTON, La. (WGNO) — A Bogalusa man has been found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday, Sept. 28.
According to court documents, in April 2021, officers with the Bogalusa Police Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls referencing a shooting in front of the “green store” on Sabine Street in Bogalusa.
At the scene, officers located Montrell Quinn suffering from three gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died. At the time of the shooting, officers said they located a gun in Quinn’s back pocket.
Officers initiated a search after witnesses gave them a description of the shooter. Within a few minutes of the pursuit, the shooter turned himself in.
Through further investigation, officers learned that the shooter, Kelton Johnson, Jr., 23, and Quinn were involved in an ongoing dispute. Both Quinn and Johnson exchanged explicit text messages, instigating violence toward one another leading up to the fatal shooting.
Johnson argued that he was not guilty on the claim on self-defense.
He claims was denied and he was found guilty.
Johnson faces up to 20 years in prison. His sentencing is set for October.
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