Man arrested after robbing vehicle, allegedly firing at officers

Man arrested after robbing vehicle, allegedly firing at officers

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On November 6, around 1:30 a.m., Jordan Dixon, 20, was arrested after allegedly burglarizing a vehicle and then firing shots at two Baton Rouge Police Department officers.

The report states Dixon made an unauthorized entry into a 2008 Chevy Malibu on Chippewa St. with the intent to commit a theft. The victim then came out of the home while Dixon was rummaging through the vehicle. Dixon then allegedly fled on foot while the victim contacted the police and provided a description of Dixon.

BRPD officers responded to the scene and located Dixon nearby. The report states they gave Dixon several verbal commands and attempted to detain him when he fled on foot and was reportedly observed with a black pistol. While in pursuit, Dixon allegedly fired multiple rounds at two officers.

Officers were then able to set up a perimeter and a K-9 was deployed to track Dixon, who was located hiding under a house on Dalton St. Dixon then allegedly resisted officers while being placed under arrest, forcing officers to deploy the K-9 to bring him under control.

A black, semiautomatic pistol was recovered from a storm drain behind the house where Dixon was hiding. Officers observed that the weapon was loaded with three rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. Dixon then reportedly admitted to running from officers and hiding under the home, where he refused to come out.

It was then learned that Dixon has a criminal history, including arrests for simple burglary (2015), illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property, and illegal carrying of a weapon (2016), and obscenity (2016).

Dixon was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, simple burglary, and resisting an officer.

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