Alexandria Police Dept.

Alexandria, La - The Alexandria Police Department has arrested two Alexandria men in connection with shots fired inside a store last Friday. Yesterday, APD detectives arrested Avantay Craig Bell, 18, of Alexandria. He was charged with one count of attempted armed robbery, one count of illegal use of a weapon and one count of resisting an officer. At the time of the incident, officers arrested Shewaun Butler, 21, of Alexandria on charges of one count of illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrument and one count of illegal carrying of a weapon.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, officers responded to a report of weapons being fired inside a store on Monroe Street. Witnesses said the two suspects got into a fight and that both individuals fired shots inside the store.

Records indicate Bell was previously arrested in April for simple burglary. 


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