Man charged in 2015 Denham Springs deadly shooting pleads no contest to lesser charge

Man charged in 2015 Denham Springs deadly shooting pleads no contest to lesser charge
Brandon Jones (Source: Family)
Brandon Jones (Source: Family)

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - The man initially arrested on a first-degree murder charge in connection with a deadly shooting in Denham Springs pleaded no contest to manslaughter, according to court records.

The 21st Judicial District Court reported Timothy Clayton, 20, of Walker, was sentenced to 11 years in prison with credit for time served in the shooting death of Brandon Jones, 29, of Denham Springs. Officials said the plea agreement and sentence were suggested with the victim's family's consent.

The shooting happened outside a barber shop on Summers Street in Denham Springs on July 18, 2015, officials said. The Denham Springs Police Department investigated the deadly shooting.

According to court documents, a witness told investigators Jones was standing outside the shop when they heard gunshots and saw Jones fall. The records stated the witness then saw someone, later identified as Clayton after more investigating and interviews, walk from behind the barber shop with a gun and fire several times before running away.

Officials said Clayton entered the plea before Judge Charlotte Foster on Jan. 24, 2018 and was sentenced. They added he was scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on that day.

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