A pair of Shreveport teens involved in an August armed robbery will be tried as adults.

Caddo District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr. signed orders that Aareon DeShawn McKinney, 17, and Kevin A. Player, 16, can be charged by the Caddo Parish District Attorney as adults for attempted second-degree murder. That is due to shots being fired at a victim in connection with an August 30, 2022 armed robbery of the Villa Norte Apartments on Fullerton Street in north Shreveport.

The teens can be tried as adults under provisions of Louisiana Children’s Code Article 305, which allows a District Attorney to have jurisdiction of certain juvenile offenders age 15 or older transferred to District Court.

Judge Hathaway signed transfer orders for the teens Monday, September 26, 2022. The two will be held at Caddo Correctional Center during their trial proceedings.

There are two other juvenile co-defendants, accomplices who did not fire weapons. One juvenile pleaded guilty to three counts of simple burglary Monday, September 26, 2022, before Caddo Juvenile Judge Natalie Howell  and was sentenced to 18 months, suspended, with two years of active supervised probation. The other juvenile co-defendant will be tried by Judge Howell, with a court appearance scheduled in October.

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