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Vicksburg man accused of shootings in two states arrested in Louisiana



Andre Lemont Chiplin, of Vicksburg. Photo from Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia.

Friday morning, Bossier City, La., police arrested a Vicksburg man accused of shootings in Georgia and Louisiana.

Andre Lemont Chiplin, 35, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and illegal use of a weapon in Bossier Parish, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Chiplin is also accused of a May shooting in Riverdale, Ga., that injured two people, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia said in a news release.

According to the release, on May 5, Clayton County police officers responded to a call  to find two men with gunshot wounds on their left legs. A 30-year-old man was shot in his thigh, while a 41-year-old man had been shot in his knee.

Chiplin, who knew both victims, allegedly got into a fight with the 30-year-old man, which led to the two shoving each other. Both had been drinking alcohol and taking drugs before the argument. Chiplin then pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the man’s thigh. The bullet ricocheted and hit the second man in the knee, at which point Chiplin ran away.

Clayton County police have obtained aggravated assault warrants for Chiplin’s arrest.

As of Sunday, Chiplin is in the Bossier Parish jail, held without bond.

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