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Deputies arrest suspected driver in drive-by shootout

Dalvis Nixon (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Dalvis Nixon (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Bennett (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Christopher Bennett (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

One of two men wanted in connection with a drive-by shootout in April was booked Monday.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Dalvis Nixon, 20, of Baton Rouge, faces six counts of principle to attempted first-degree murder, six counts of principle to assault by drive-by shooting and two counts of principle to aggravated damage to property. His bond was set at $115,000.

Investigators are still looking for Christopher Bennett, 22, of Baton Rouge. He is wanted on six counts of principle to attempted first-degree murder, six counts of principle to assault by drive-by shooting and two counts of principal to aggravated damage to property.

Deandre Nixon, 21, and Michael West, 53, both of Baton Rouge, were arrested in May.

Detectives said the shootout happened on Jones Creek Road near Fort Clarke Court, which is just north of Shenandoah Avenue, on the afternoon of April 25. They believe Dalvis Nixon was driving a car, while his brother, Deandre Nixon, and Bennett were passengers. Deandre Nixon is suspected of firing shots at West as he stood outside a car. West is charged for allegedly firing at Deandre Nixon as the car drove by.

Deandre Nixon is charged with six counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of assault by drive-by shooting, two counts of aggravated damage of property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal use of a weapon.

West is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated damage to property and illegal use of a weapon.

According to deputies, West parked his vehicle at the Firestone on Jones Creek and got out of the car. They added Bennett and both Nixons allegedly drove by on Jones Creek, at which time Deandre Nixon and West exchanged gunfire.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the shooting or Bennet is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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