Police make three arrests in shooting of toddler

Investigators with Shreveport Police Department's Homicide Unit have arrested Deandre Dixon, 29, Javuntae Williams, 26, and Demonte Small, 19, in connection with the shooting of a two-year-old child.

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    SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -- Investigators with Shreveport Police Department’s Homicide Unit have arrested three people in connection with the shooting of a two-year-old child.

That shooting happened Friday night the 4300 block of Illinois Street at the Clear Horizon's Apartment Complex.

Sunday, detectives arrested 29–year-old Deandre Dixon, of the 4300 block of Illinois Street, 26-year-old Javuntae Williams, of the 2600 block of Village Lane in Bossier City, and 19–year-old Demonte Small, of the 4300 block Of Illinois Street. All three were charged with one count each of Illegal Use of a Weapon while in the Commission of a Crime.

Investigators were able to use video collected from the area, statements from forthcoming witnesses, and other investigative means to identify the three men as suspects. During the course of the investigation, detectives were also able to recover four firearms that were believed to have been used in the crime.

Detectives say the ordeal began as an argument between a group of women which resulted as an exchange of words and a man firing a weapon at least once.

Investigators believe that the men arrested heard the gunshot and began discharging their firearms, not knowing who or what they were firing toward.

Investigators believe that one of those rounds travelled through the apartment building’s exterior wall and struck the 2-year-old, who was playing inside of his home.

Police say the child’s family was not part of the dispute and was not associated with those that were negligently discharging their weapons.

Following interviews with investigators, all three were booked into the Shreveport City Jail. More charges are forthcoming. This is an ongoing investigation.

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