Home News-Free Bossier Jury Finds Man Guilty in Murder of Hannah Sheffield

Bossier Jury Finds Man Guilty in Murder of Hannah Sheffield

5
0
Hannah Sheffield

A Bossier Parish jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict of Second Degree
Murder against Demetrius McCoy, 31, in the killing of Hannah Sheffield. The victim was
gunned down in her car while driving home on April 10, 2021. That night, Bossier City
Police officers were dispatched to a call of a shooting and vehicle crash at the
intersection of McElroy and Evans Streets in the Barksdale Annex community. It was
determined that the 29-year-old Sheffield had been shot while driving home from dinner
with friends. She subsequently crashed into a nearby residence where she died from a
gunshot wound.

Prosecutors say that Sheffield was not the intended victim but was killed when
McCoy fired at least 2 shots into Sheffield’s car which he mistook for the car of a rival
that was his intended target. Testimony placed McCoy as the driver of his sister’s car
which was captured on a security camera in the area immediately before the shooting
then again fleeing the scene immediately after the killing.

“Hannah Sheffield was an innocent victim and her family deserved justice and I
am proud of the efforts of Detective Britton Hampson and the Bossier City Police
Department as well as well as our prosecutors and support staff. They all worked
tirelessly to bring this cold-blooded killer to justice.” said Bossier Webster District
Attorney Schuyler Marvin.

The case was prosecuted by Chance Nerren and Cody Boyd of the Bossier
Parish District Attorney’s office and was defended by Shante’ Wells and Alex
Washington. McCoy faces mandatory life in prison for Second Degree Murder and will
be sentenced by Judge Doug Stinson on December 5, 2022.

Previous articleHorse racing: Louisiana Cup Day races feature thrilling finishes