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Man sentenced to 12 years for shooting death of father of 6

Eric Johnson (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Eric Johnson (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Kedrick Ricard  (Source: Facebook) Kedrick Ricard (Source: Facebook)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing another man will be released from prison by the time he's 37-years-old if he serves out his full sentence. 

Eric Johnson was 25-years-old when he shot and killed Kedrick Ricard. The shooting happened at Renaissance Gateway Apartments on North Ardenwood Drive, which is just off Florida Boulevard, around 6:15 p.m. on August 12, 2014. 

Ricard was dropping off baby supplies to the mother of his 8-month-old child when he was shot. 

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Johnson was eventually identified as a suspect by investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He was originally charged with second-degree murder. 

After spending several years behind bars at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, Johnson agreed to a plea deal on November 16, 2017. The charge was reduced to manslaughter. 

Judge Bonnie Jackson issued Johnson's sentence, which includes credit for the time he has already served. 

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