Sunset Drive Shooting Suspect Arrested

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) has made an arrest for a shooting that occurred last week on Sunset Drive.


At approximately 03:08 AM, on March 8th, the Alexandria Police Department was dispatched to a location on England Drive in reference to a shooting that occurred minutes before on Sunset Drive, Alexandria, LA. Upon Officers arrival, they interviewed a 21-year old female from Alexandria, LA, who stated her vehicle was struck by gunfire while she was at the apartments located on Sunset Drive. She suffered a minor, non-life threatening injury, from some type of flying debris, and was treated at the scene by a local ambulance.


Upon further investigation, Alexandria Detectives identified one of the suspects and secured a warrant for his arrest for 1-Count of Illegal Use of a Weapon. Today, Alexandria Detectives served a search warrant on Sunset Drive, and arrested 21-year old male Rishard Nelson, from Alexandria, LA, for 1-Count of Illegal Use of a Weapon. He was also arrested for 1-Count of Possession of a Firearm with CDS, 1-Count of Possession of CDS-IV, and 1-Count of Possession of Marijuana.


This is currently an ongoing investigation.


If anyone has any information about this incident, or any other type crimes in the Alexandria area, please contact the Alexandria Police Detective Division at phone number (318) 441-6416, or APD Dispatch (318) 441-6559.


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