SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that a Shreveport man previously convicted of a felony was sentenced to 37 months in prison for possessing a pistol and ammunition in his car.
Demond Lamont Hill Sr., 37, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. On July 31, 2017, Shreveport Police responded to a call about people dealing drugs on Herndon Street. Officers heard loud music when approaching Hill, and he jumped in his car. Officers approached Hill’s car and saw a gun on the driver’s seat beside the center console. Hill said the gun was not his but knew it was in the car. Hill said he was on parole and a convicted felon. The firearm was a Taurus semi-automatic 9 mm pistol. The officer also found 12 rounds of ammunition. Hill has several felony convictions in Caddo Parish and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. His felony convictions include aggravated battery in 2001, drugs in 2006 and 2007, and firearm possession in 2007.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike O’Mara prosecuted the case.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Louisiana