A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Kevin Louis not guilty for the murder of a Hyde Park teenager in a shootout, but found him guilty of several gun charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors did not allege Louis fired the fatal bullets that killed Roniel Marc - police continue to hunt for the shooter - but tried him for murder under the "joint venture" doctrine under which somebody can be charged with murder if their actions contributed to the victim's death.
Prosecutors charged that Louis and two other men showed up at a July 4th cookout on Wood Avenue to settle a beef with Marc and that Louis and the actual shooter chased him through several yards before engaging in a shootout with him at Wood and Edwardson Street.
The jury found Louis guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm. He will be sentenced on those charges Thursday morning, the DA's office says.