Two men were sentenced to prison in unrelated shooting cases in Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday, according to news releases from 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.
Kevin Mullens, 30, of Hammond, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading no contest to manslaughter, according to the release.
Mullens is accused in the shooting death of William Davis during a drug deal in Hammond on June 13, 2016.
The release said Mullens and two other men planned to meet up with Davis near Mooney Park to buy "mojo" from him. Mojo is a synthetic street drug.
During the drug deal gone wrong, the trio is accused of shooting Davis, though it was not clear who pulled the trigger.
After he was shot, the victim apparently ran to a family member's home on Perry Lane and, before losing consciousness, identified the shooters. Police later said they were members of the local gang "Tuff Guyz," according to the release.
A trail of blood led back to the crime scene, where detectives found shell casings, synthetic marijuana and cell phones belonging to the victim and suspect, the release states.
Mullens was subsequently arrested in New Orleans, according to the release. The other two suspects, Tremayne Sandifer and Kristopher Banks, have not yet gone to trial, according to Autumn Payton, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.
In a separate and unrelated case, Shermaine Smith, 32, of Amite, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a man in Roseland last year after pleading no contest to attempted second degree murder.
The release said the victim case got into an argument on June 27, 2016 with two men, who followed him back to his hoise and shot him five times. The victim managed to drive himself to a hospital in Amite and identified Smith to police as one of the men who shot him.
Smith's sentence also accounts for a 2012 incident in which he allegedly stole property from a residence in Hammond, according to the release.