2 will serve 30 years for St. Rose shooting

Alan Simmons and Diavonte Griffin

18-year-old killed in incident

Two men implicated in the 2017 St. Rose double shooting that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Tyree Sherman will serve 30 years in prison after each pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Alan Simmons, 23 and of 2156 Rue Racine in Marrero, and Diavonte Griffin, 25 and of 519 Paul Frederick St. in Luling, each made a plea bargain down from charges of attempted second-degree murder. Neither sentence was suspended.

On June 23 of 2017, Sherman and another man were walking across a parking lot in the 200 block of East Club Drive in St. Rose when Diavonte Griffin called the two victims towards him, according to court records.

As the victims approached, Simmons allegedly emerged from behind an apartment building and fired several shots from a handgun, striking the two victims.

Sherman was transported to the hospital where he subsequently died. The second victim was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Griffin and Simmons are currently serving their sentences at Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.

The fallout of 2017 double-shooting

  • Alan Simmons and Diavonte Griffin were each sentenced to 30 years in prison after both men pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
  • Case revolved around incident in June of 2017 that resulted in the shooting of two men and death of 18-year-old Tyree Sherman.
  • Second victim was treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries.


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