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UPDATE: 15 year-old boy arrested in connection with Rayne shooting Friday Night

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Darrell Jamel Nickerson
Posted at 6:17 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 19:23:41-04

RAYNE — UPDATE: Rayne officers arrested a 15-year-old boy in reference to Friday night’s shooting at the Rayne High football game and on Martin Luther King Blvd.

The boy is believed to have shot at individuals at both locations. He has been booked into Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention center. His name has not been released.

Police say Darrell Jamel Nickerson of Rayne was also arrested for his involvement in the shooting.

The shooting happened just minutes after the football game between Rayne High and Eunice High ended. As the shots rang out, fans and members of the schools' bands and football teams sought shelter under the stadium's bleachers. Several bullets struck cars in the parking lot. An officer in the Eunice City Marshal's Office who attended the game said on Facebook despite hearing 20 shots ring out. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Nickerson was booked on the following charges:

  • First Degree Murder (Attempted),
  • Illegal Carrying of a Weapon
  • Carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student or non-student at a school
  • Unlawful disruption of the operation of a school.

Officers are still investigating the incident and expect more arrests in the coming week.

Another suspect, identified as Aaron Redeaux , was arrested early Monday morning. He is facing a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

The department asks that anyone who was at Rayne High’s football game or near Lyman St at the time of the shootings and observed the individuals shooting or has related information to contact investigators at 337-393-2930.

Anyone with video footage taken on their mobile phone is asked to email the footage to 201@raynepd.org .

Acadia Parish School Superintendent Scott Richard says they will consider changes to security at future games. We are reviewing and evaluating our safety protocols at the school level to be able to ensure that future events are as safe as they possibly can be", Richard tells KATC.

Neighbors say it's unusual to hear about crimes like these. Warren S. McBride lives a block from the stadium and he says, "this is a very peaceful neighborhood, we don't have shootings and stuff like that and i'm very concerned over it, I dunno what's coming to this world."