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Third arrest made in fatal shooting of Rayne man

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 16:36:26-04

A third arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting death of a Rayne man.

Police say the United States Marshal's Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 18-year-old Daylon Richard on Thursday at an Airbnb on St. Thomas Street in Lafayette following a standoff.

Rayne Police detectives, with assistance from Lafayette Police and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at the Airbnb residence around 9:30 a.m. and took custody of Richard for his alleged involvement in the shooting. An LPSO spokesperson says negotiators worked for about two hours before Richard exited the residence and was placed under arrest without incident.

Richard is being booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on a second degree murder charge.

Two arrests were previously made in connection with the fatal shooting: Kaylor Alojawon Sinegal on August 2 and Edward Nickson on July 20. Both were also booked with second degree murder.

22-year-old Johnathan Dixon was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound outside of the King City Grocery Store on West Jeff Davis Avenue in Rayne on July 18.

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