Vernon man charged in shooting incident - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Vernon man charged in shooting incident

Brian A. Dixon (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office) Brian A. Dixon (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
NEW LLANO, LA (KPLC) -

A shooting in Vernon Parish left one man in the hospital and another arrested.

According to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Michael Heatherly was found shot in an apartment in New Llano on Sunday night.

Authorities said he remains in serious condition.

According to investigators, 21-year-old Brian Dixon admitted to shooting Heatherly by accident.

Dixon reportedly claimed he thought the safety was on the gun.

Dixon was booked on illegal use of weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $6,000.

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