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One dead in Rayne shooting

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 18, 2021

One man is dead following a shooting just before midnight in Rayne.

Police say they were called to the King City Grocery Store on West Jeff Davis Avenue.

They found Jonathan Dixon, 22, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers are currently investigating the homicide and multiple arrests are expected.

A friend of the family told KATC that Dixon was a loving, caring person, and they're upset his life came to a tragic end.

This evening we spoke with family and friends at a vigil and balloon release held for Dixon.

"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."