The Journal Gazette
Friday, January 21, 2022 1:00 am

Man found not guilty of murder in '20 slaying

DEVAN FILCHAK | The Journal Gazette

A local jury Thursday found a man not guilty of murder in a fatal shooting at a party in May 2020.

Paris R. Patmon II, 36, was initially charged with murder, along with felony aggravated battery, battery, criminal recklessness and firearm used in commission of offense. The battery charge was dismissed before the trial, but the jury found Patmon not guilty of all remaining counts.

A three-day jury trial started Tuesday before Allen Superior Court Judge David Zent.

Roosevelt Allen III, 36, was shot to death May 31, 2020, in a home in the 500 block of McKinnie Avenue. The shooting also injured two other men. Patmon was charged in November 2020.

Witnesses told police at the time that Patmon left the party after being insulted and returned with a gun, according to court records. Patmon had been called a “pedophile.” He is a registered sex offender who was sentenced to prison on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

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