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Two suspects arrested in connection to Eau Claire shooting in April

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Luce, Xavier
Xavier Luce
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Lefon Cantrell

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - Eau Claire police have arrested two people in connection to a drive-by shooting that happened back in April.

Law enforcement responded to the 2400 block of Sessions Street on Eau Claire's south side for a "drive-by-style shooting" on April 8. Witnesses say shots were fired from one vehicle toward another. No one was injured but once vehicle was hit four times.

According to the Eau Claire Police Department, on Friday June 4, one of the suspects, 20-year-old Lefon Cantrell, voluntarily came to the police station to speak with investigators about his involvement in the case.

While speaking outside the police department Cantrell ran away, going into the Chippewa River near the Lake Street bridge.

Negotiators were called to assist and spoke to Cantrell for roughly three hours. Eventually, he came to shore and was taken into custody.

On the same day, police arrested 17-year-old Xavier Luce, who, according to court documents, is Cantrell's brother.

Cantrell is charged with first degree reckless endangerment of safety, endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm party to a crime, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, escape, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.

Luce is also charged with first degree reckless endangerment of safety, endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm party to a crime, and discharging a firearm from a vehicle party to a crime.

Both suspects were in court Tuesday morning for an initial appearance.

Police say they are not searching for other suspects, and believe this incident was not at random.

Luce was given a $5,000 signature bond while a $20,000 cash bond was set for Cantrell.

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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