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One arrested in connection with fatal shooting of Rayne man

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Posted at 9:44 AM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 17:09:58-04

A 26-year-old has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rayne man.

The Rayne Police Department says that detectives arrested Edward Dontreal Nickson on Tuesday, July 20, for his involvement in the shooting death of 22-year-old Johnathan Dixon. Nickson was booked with second-degree murder. He remains in the Acadia Parish jail with bond set at $250,000.

Dixon was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound outside of the King City Grocery Store on West Jeff Davis Avenue on July 18.

The investigation remains open and police say that more arrests are imminent.

A vigil was held for Dixon on Sunday evening.

"For all the viewers that, you're thinking about owning a gun because it makes you cool, shooting a gun because you think it gives you street credibility. It doesn't," said Roderick Freeman, Dixon's father. "You know. We have grandkids that grow up without their dad. Me, my wife and his father had to grow up without our son, his siblings have to grow up without their older brother. Nobody wins in the end."

Read more on the shooting and vigil, here.

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