Bossier City man involved in hit-and-run pleads guilty to firearm charge

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SHREVEPORT – United StatesAttorney David C. Joseph announced that Laterreon Daron Morrison, 23, of Bossier City, pleaded guilty on Feb. 4, 2020, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Morrison was involved in a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Hearne Avenue and Hilry Huckaby Avenue in Shreveport on May 1, 2018. Officers responded to the area, fell in behind Morrison’s vehicle and activated the patrol car’s emergency lights and sirens. Morrison stopped in the middle of the lane, exited the vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot when officers tried to conduct a pat down. Morrison was apprehended by law enforcement shortly thereafter and was taken into custody. Officers recovered a Zastava 7.62X39mm caliber pistol from Morrison’s vehicle.

Morrison was a convicted felon at the time of this incident, having previously been convicted of aggravated battery in Bossier Parish in 2014.  Felons are prohibited under federal law from possessing the firearm.

Laterreon Morrison will be sentenced by Judge Foote on June 12, 2020, and faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws