Man arrested in connection with 2017 deadly shooting

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Patrick Carter(East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 12:03 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in Baton Rouge in 2017, documents show.

Authorities said Patrick Carter, 39, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 20, on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lorenzo Dixon, 32.

Arrest documents show the shooting happened on Winbourne Avenue on April 22, 2017, and Dixon died six days later.

The documents indicate Dixon was shot while in the driver’s seat of a Honda Accord. He was able to crawl out of the vehicle but was allegedly shot several more times at close range, according to the documents.

Since Dixon’s death, investigators said they were able to find a witness who claimed to have heard the confessions first-hand of those responsible. The witness told police that Dexter Deon Collins and Carter confessed to shooting and killing Dixon, according to arrest documents.

Collins was arrested in 2020 and charged with first-degree murder for his alleged role in the shooting.

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The arrest documents indicate the witness claims Collins admitted that he was paid $2,000 and two ounces of heroin by Martrell Harris to kill Dixon. Collins claimed that he and Carter were also instructed by Harris to shoot and kill Jornell Keelen, according to the arrest documents. The documents state Keelen lured Dixon to the scene of the deadly shooting.

According to arrest documents, the witness also claims to have seen or heard an argument between Collins and Carter in which Collins was angry at Carter for shooting Dixon after Collins had shot him and for not killing Keelen.

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Harris has been investigated by several law enforcement agencies in the past, according to arrest documents. They state that Harris is accused of being the head of a group of large-scale drug dealers. The group is allegedly responsible for multiple drug-related murders in the Baton Rouge area, according to the arrest documents.

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