Monday, 09 December 2019 10:06

Argument, Fatal Shooting Lead to Conviction

Dec. 9, 2019 – A Criminal Court jury has convicted a 30-year-old man of voluntary manslaughter in a Parkway Village shooting two years ago in which a second man was critically injured, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Brian Howard, 30, also was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter, employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He will be sentenced next month by Judge James Lammey Jr.
A second defendant who allegedly brought the gun to Howard was acquitted in the case.
The shooting occurred on July 20, 2017, in the 4900 block of Judy Lynn Avenue near Clearbrook Street where police found 22-year-old Phillip Carr dead in the front seat from a gunshot wound. A 20-year-old man in the car was critically wounded with a gunshot to the back.
Investigators said the shooting apparently stemmed from an argument between Carr and Howard, whose girlfriend was Carr’s cousin. Carr returned the gunfire, but Howard was not hit.
Howard, who was arrested about five months later in Houston, Texas, is currently serving a 15-year federal sentence for an unrelated conviction.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Stephanie Johnson and Justin Prescott.