VERMILION PARISH, La. (KLFY) — Two men were convicted Wednesday of the murder of an 18-year-old in July of 2022.
Donald Briggs III, 26, and Stefan Briggs, 21, received guilty verdicts Wednesday evening by a Vermilion Parish jury for the second degree murder of 18-year-old Jazaylon Levy on July 14, 2022, at an Abbeville apartment complex.
Law enforcement investigated after 911 calls of shots fired at the Stone Bridge Apartment Complex at 2790 Rodeo Drive in Abbeville, and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his hip. Levy was transported to Abbeville General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Prosecutor Calvin E. Woodruff, Jr. presented video footage of the two men leaving a Walmart in Abbeville shortly before the shooting and leaving the scene immediately after the shooting.
Witnesses also testified at trial about the locations of the two men in the video footage and the silver Mercedes Benz they arrived to the apartment complex in.
“This was an effort of tremendous teamwork between the DA’s office and law enforcement, and we had a jury that was willing to look at all the evidence and deal with it properly,” said Woodruff
Levy had recently moved to Abbeville, and law enforcement believed he was not the intended target of the Briggs shooting, but that he was an innocent bystander.