There will be a Thursday funeral for Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicolas Dixon, the 28 year-old father of two young boys who was shot and killed late Sunday night. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office says the four 17 year-olds accused in his death are now in custody; Hall County’s District Attorney says all will face felony murder charges.
From the Hall County Sheriff’s Office…
All four suspects wanted in connection with the Sunday night line of duty death of Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Nicolas Dixon, 28, are now in custody. The afternoon arrests culminated hours of investigation and law enforcement work by the Sheriff’s Office and multiple other partner agencies.
One of the suspects, Hector Garcia –Solis, 17, was shot and wounded during the exchange of gunfire that claimed the life of Dep. Dixon Sunday night. Garcia –Solis was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Several hours after the initial incident in the area of Highland Avenue, a second suspect was tracked by K9 to a residence in the same area and was taken into custody after being found hiding under that house. He has since been identified as Brayan Omar Cruz, 17.
The final two suspects, London Clements, 17, and Eric Edgardo Velazquez, 17, were both arrested Monday afternoon. Velazquez was arrested at a residence off of U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway in north Hall County. Clements was apprehended at his residence on Cresthill Drive in Flowery Branch.
The suspects, all of whom reside in Hall County, face the following charges:
Hector Garcia –Solis: Felony murder Brayan Omar Cruz: Party to a crime, felony murder London Clements: Party to a crime, felony murder Eric Edgardo Velazquez: Party to a crime, felony murder
Dep. Dixon, a three-year member of the Sheriff’s Office, was married and the father to nine-year-old and four-month-old sons. He had served as a jailer until October of 2018 when he transferred to the Patrol Division.
Members of the Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the numerous local, state and federal agencies for their ongoing support and assistance during this difficult day. We offer our sincere gratitude to the community as a whole for its outpouring of support.
From WSB TV
He was the quintessential family man. That’s how friends and loved ones are remembering Hall County Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon, 28, who was killed in the line of duty late Sunday night.
Dixon was attempting to stop a stolen car when he was shot by one of four suspects in the area of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Highland Avenue between 11 and 11:15 p.m., investigators said.
Dixon, who went by his middle name, had been with the department for three years.
He got his first job before he could legally drive, working for a local veterinarian. The North Hall High School graduate eventually landed a job at a local manufacturing company, but he was not cut out for life behind a desk, his father said.
“About three years ago, he came to me and said he wanted to follow his dream and become a police officer,” Fred Dixon said. “I always wanted my sons to do what makes
“It was his dream (to become a police officer),” his wife, Stephanie Dixon, told our investigative partners at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution .