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Shooting Into Occupied Conveyance

PUBLISHED:Wed May 20, 2020

Osceola County (May 20, 2020) On May 19, 2020, at 6:58 PM, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting that occurred in the area of San Lorenzo Road and San Benito Way in Poinciana, Florida. The victim was driving in the area of Cypress Parkway when a red Jeep cut him off. Shortly after the Jeep pulled alongside his vehicle and the victim believed one of the passengers was possibly armed with a weapon. The victim pulled into the Publix parking lot in an attempt to get away from the Jeep, however, the Jeep continued to follow them. The victim made several attempts to evade the Jeep, but once in the area of San Lorenzo Road and San Benito Way, the Jeep cut the victim off as he was trying to complete a U-turn. At that time the victim observed a passenger from the Jeep discharge a firearm that struck the rear window of the victim’s vehicle.

Brian Dashon Nixon 07/19/1994Brian Dashon Nixon

A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcasted for deputies in the area. A short while later, the suspect vehicle was located by deputies in the Publix parking lot on Cypress Parkway. The suspect was identified as Brian D. Nixon DOB: 07/19/1994. Nixon did cooperate during the investigation and was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail and charged with Shooting into an Occupied Conveyance, Aggravated Assault, and Discharging a Firearm in Public with a zero bond. A firearm was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars.