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Fort found guilty of Gibbs slaying

2 years 10 months 1 week ago December 12, 2013 Dec 12, 2013 Thursday, December 12 2013 December 12, 2013 3:11 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A jury found a Zachary man guilty in the 2012 shooting death of former Southern University running back Silas Gibbs.

Walter Jerome Fort, 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Sentencing was scheduled for March 7, 2014.

Investigators said Fort shot and killed Gibbs in March 2012. Gibbs was found murdered in a car near near the Chippewa exit of I-110 South.

Fort was later caught at a bus stop at Texas Southern University in Houston.

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