Suspect in shooting surrenders to police

An investigation into a reported shooting on Nov. 11 resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old man who was identified by the victim as the person who shot him.

Dantrione Mixon surrendered to police Monday and denied any involvement in the incident, Detective Jacqueline Stevenson said in a probable cause affidavit presented in court Tuesday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the victim, Toney Kinnard, was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by another person suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Stevenson reported that Kinnard was shown a photo lineup and picked Mixon out of the lineup.

Police reported that Kinnard said he was sitting at a stop sign at 17th Avenue and Mulberry Street when a man walked up to his car and asked him if he “was the police.”

Kinard said he told the man no, and the man walked away, then returned a few minutes later, pulled out a handgun, and shot him.

After the shooting, Kinnard drove to 25th Avenue and Ash Street where a friend was washing his car and the friend drove Kinnard to the hospital.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Mixon, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with first-degree battery.

Bridgforth also ordered Mixon to have no contact with Kinnard until the case is settled.