Indictment: Man shot into packed car, killed 1 of 8 in car
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An 18-year-old New Orleans man was indicted Thursday on charges accusing him of shooting into a car packed with eight people, killing one and wounding five.
Dijon Dixon is charged second-degree murder in the death of of 17-year-old Cornelius Smith, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said in a news release. Conviction would bring an automatic life sentence.
Defense attorney John Fuller said he would need to read the indictment before commenting.
Cannizzaro said Dixon and a passenger allegedly drove up next to the car in which Smith was a passenger, and both men opened fire about 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Dixon was identified as the driver; his passenger has not been identified, said Cannizzarro’s spokesman, Ken Daley.
Dixon also was charged with seven counts of attempted second-degree murder and one of obstructing justice in a murder investigation.
Dixon has been jailed since March 12, and his bond is set at $250,000.
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