Nikeal Franklin and Jy’Shaun Jackson are two nineteen year old men who have been charged in a mass shooting that took place in Baton Rouge Louisiana that left 12 people shot. According to police reports Nikeal Franklin and Jy’Shaun Jackson allegedly opened fire at the Dior Bar & Lounge in Baton Rouge leaving 12 people suffering from gunshot wounds. Thankfully everyone survived. Nikeal Franklin and Jy’Shaun Jackson are charged with twelve counts of attempted murder.
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The Baton Rouge Police Department announced on Friday, Feb. 10, the arrests of two people in connection with a mass shooting at a nightclub in January.
Police said 12 people were injured by gunfire inside the Dior Bar and Lounge on Bennington Avenue on Sunday, Jan. 22.
According to BRPD, Nikeal Franklin, 19, and Jy’Shaun Jackson, 19, have been arrested. Police said Franklin faces 12 counts of attempted first-degree murder, while Jackson faces 12 counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder.
According to arrest documents, police believe in total four men were responsible for the shooting at Dior Bar and Lounge. Two of them were the actual shooters and the other two were accomplices.
Arrest documents reveal surveillance video showed all four males entering the club. Two of the men leave then return to the patio and allegedly slip guns under the fenced area of the club. That’s when the two gunmen allegedly open fire towards the stage in what police are calling a ‘targetted attack,’ according to officials.
Arrest documents say police were able to compare surveillance video to the Instagram profiles of the two men. Police also learned the guns used in this shooting were also allegedly used in a previous shooting in St. James Parish.
Police said the arrests came after BRPD detectives and St. James Parish Sheriff’s Department detectives and deputies executed multiple search warrants on Friday, Feb. 10.
According to police two suspects are still at large.
If you have any more information you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.