Jury finds Kentwood man guilty in Amite man’s fatal shooting

A Tangipahoa Parish jury on Thursday found a 33-year-old man guilty of the fatal shooting of an Amite man in 2012.

The jury found Carlos Clemmons, of La. 1049 in Kentwood, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Etoryi McGee, the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Clemmons’ sentencing date is set for March 19.

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s deputies found McGee’s body in a ditch on Houeye Road in Roseland, the Sheriff’s Office has said. McGee had multiple gunshot wounds to his chest.

McGee had been riding in a car with Clemmons in an unknown location when the pair began arguing, the Sheriff’s Office has said.

Deputies determined Clemmons stopped the car and shot McGee before dumping his body off Houeye Road.

Detectives later arrested Clemmons at his Kentwood home without incident, the Sheriff’s Office has said.

Jury selection began Tuesday in the case. Closing statements were given Thursday.

Judge Doug Hughes presided over the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Britain Sledge.