Authorities: Surveillance footage helps identify suspects in Jennings shooting

Jennings shooting follow up

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Authorities have named two suspects wanted in connection to a shooting in Jennings on Jan. 5 that left one man in the hospital.

Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes said security footage helped identify the suspects.

Semmes said Jennings Police received a call around 8:09 p.m. on Jan. 5 about a man lying in the street on the corner of Woods and Nichols Streets, shot one time.

“The investigators in our department have been working throughout the weekend and into the week to develop suspects," Semmes said. "We have identified two suspects involved in this incident: Dandre Nixon, who goes by D.D., and Jalawrence White.”

Jalawrence White, 21, of Jennings, and Dandre Nixon, 23, of Crowley, are both wanted for attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Semmes said investigators believe the incident to be a targeted attack.

“The incident that occurred was directly related to a robbery," Semmes said. "The information we have received from the victim was that he was walking after picking up some po’boys and he was encountered by the two male subjects who ran up on him, basically shot him, and then went through his pockets, took the cash that he had on him, and the bag of food.”

Semmes said that the two suspects robbed the victim of around $500.

“We have information that both subjects have been involved in violent crimes in the past," Semmes said. "Jalawrence White was both a suspect in a prior aggravated offense and a victim of a shooting.”

Semmes said that when the investigation first began, they asked those living in the area for security footage. He said the videos sent to Jennings PD helped identify the suspects.

“We have received cooperation from the community and that has been extremely helpful in getting this case solved," Semmes said. "I just want to thank the community for their assistance in this case. And I want to commend the patrol officers and the investigators in doing good police work and bringing this case to a quick resolution. Hopefully, now, we can get these two subjects apprehended.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Semmes asked anyone with information to contact Jennings Police at (337) 821-5513.

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