From District Attorney Scott Perrilloux
Amite- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 23-year-old Kareem Graham, of Tickfaw, LA pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the shooting death of 24-year-old, Maurice Lloyd Jr., of Robert, LA.
On February 20, 2017, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Woodlands Condominiums in Tickfaw, LA, in reference to a male subject who had been shot. Upon arrival to the residence, deputies observed a deceased male, later identified as Maurice Lloyd Jr., lying near the front door of the condominium.
Deputies secured the crime scene and began canvasing the area for evidence and possible witnesses. According to witness statements, when the victim, Maurice Lloyd Jr. and two other males arrived at the Woodlands Drive residence; upon exiting the vehicle the trio noticed two unknown males wearing masks, crouched down outside of the residence in the bushes.
One of the masked males hiding in the bushes pulled out a gun and began shooting, at which time Lloyd and the other two males took off running and attempted to hide. After looking back and observing Lloyd lying lifeless on the steps the residence, the pair went to a nearby residence for help. At this time the suspects were seen leaving the area in a gray or silver Ford Focus.
Through police investigation it was learned that a family member in the company of the victim had been contacted in regards to a narcotics transaction. This phone call leads to the victim, Maurice Lloyd Jr., and the two males in his company to leave the Woodlands Condominiums and drive to Galafora Road.
Prior to the victim and the two males arriving to the area, Kareem Graham, Julius Nunnery, and Willie Walker entered into a 2015 Ford Focus and drove to the Woodlands Condominiums from Galafora Road.
After approximately 10-15 minutes, the vehicle occupied by victim and the two males returned to the Woodlands Condominiums residence. Just minutes after their arrival, gunshots erupted in the immediate area of condominiums striking and killing Maurice Lloyd Jr.
Kareem Graham was sentenced to 25 years with the department of corrections. He is to serve the sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. He received credit for time served.
Assistant District Attorney Jennie Perkins represented the State of Louisiana; Judge Charlotte Foster handed down the sentence.
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