Shreveport woman charged with murder of infant

Sharon Johnson.
Sharon Johnson.(SPD | Shreveport Police Department)
Updated: Oct. 3, 2020 at 8:31 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - According to the Shreveport Police Department, a woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of an infant.

Sharon Leann Johnson, 29, of Shreveport, is charged with one count of second-degree murder for allegedly killing her 9-month-old son.

Officers responded to 4700 Hilry Huckabee III Drive on May 2 in response to an infant suffering multiple blunt force injuries to his body. The infant was transported to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where he later died.

Investigators with the Homicide Unit and the Youth Services Bureau launched a joint investigation into the matter.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, after months of investigation, officials produced evidence and procured a warrant for Johnson’s arrest.

Her bond was set at $500,000.

Johnson already was being held in Caddo Correctional Center, where she was booked May 9 on a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile stemming from the alleged battery of her 2-year-old daughter, who also lived in the home.

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