2 arrested in Alexandria for shooting at Monroe Street store

ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (KALB) – Two Alexandria men have been arrested following a shooting at a store on Monroe Street on Friday September 9.

The Alexandria Police Department said Avantay Craig Bell, 18, is charged with one count of attempted armed robbery, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of resistance to an officer. Shewaun Butler, 21, has been charged with one count of unlawfully using a dangerous weapon or instrument and one count of unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on September 9, APD responded to the shooting. Witnesses said the two suspects got into a fight and both individuals fired shots inside the store.

Both Bell and Butler were arrested on Thursday, September 15. The APD said Bell had already been arrested in April for simple burglary.

Anyone with additional information about this incident can contact the DPA at (318) 441-6460 Where (318) 441-6559.

**Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

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