Bogalusa police arrest three for attempted murder

Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bogalusa police detectives arrested a man and two women Tuesday on charges related to an early morning shooting that day.

Lorenzo Lewis, 27, of Franklinton was charged with attempted second-degree murder, dangerous use of a weapon and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Shaquecha Crosby, 21, and Jerrica Johnson, 30, both of Bogalusa, were charged with being principals to attempted second-degree murder.

Police Chief Joe Culpepper said officers responded to a call that someone had been shot in the 1100 block of Ann Street at approximately 5:30 a.m. and found James Dixon, 38, of Bogalusa had been shot twice.

“He was able to give the responding officers a short statement,” he said. “He said Jerrica Johnson and his girlfriend, Shaquecha Crosby, had set him up. He was beat up and shot.”

By 8 p.m. the suspects were in custody, Lewis had confessed, and the weapon was recovered, Culpepper said.

Dixon is through surgery and talking, he added.