New Orleans man accused of shooting dog, firing at residents arrested in South Carolina _lowres

Nashawhan Thompson

A man wanted in New Orleans on counts of attempted murder and cruelty to animals has been arrested in Union, S.C., according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Nashawhan Thompson, 21, was being sought in an incident that occurred Dec. 23 in the 9100 block of Dixon Street.

Police gave this account:

Around 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 23, a 21-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man walked out of their home and observed what appeared to be a blue Ford Focus or Fusion approach the intersection of Dixon and Hamilton Street.

The victims told police the vehicle stopped and three men jumped out and started firing gunshots at them. As the victims ran back to their home, the gunmen ran after them and continued shooting. After the victims ran into the house, one of the men fired shots into the house, striking a dog that was locked in a kennel. Neither victim was injured during the shooting. The dog was shot twice and survived. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction of flight.

Two men, 21-year-old Desmond Horton and 18-year-old Jaylon Johnson, were arrested on Dec. 27 on counts related to the shooting. Both Horton and Johnson were positively identified by the victims.

Once Thompson is extradited, he will be booked with two counts of attempted second degree murder, one count of aggravated cruelty to animals and aggravated criminal damage to property.