Woman charged in Woodbury shooting
A Mounds View woman has been charged in connection with a shooting that injured one Woodbury resident last weekend.
Courtney Janice Dixon, 27, faces felony charges of aiding and abetting first-degree firearm assault, aiding and abetting a drive-by shooting and aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a firearm.
Dixon is accused of involvement with a shooting that left a 66-year-old man with injuries that required removing part of his colon.
The incident, a Washington County Criminal complaint states, stemmed from a dispute over the victim not attending Dixon's father's funeral.
Woodbury police arrested Dixon March 5.
According to the criminal complaint:
Woodbury police responded to a March 4 report from a man who said three people were outside his home on the 700 block of Lake Ridge Road threatening to shoot him shortly before.
The caller reported gunshots were fired and he had been shot in the hip while police were en route.
Two vehicles fled the area.
The victim's son identified Dixon as one of two suspects before responders transported the man to Regions Hospital.
He required multiple surgeries, including one to remove part of his colon.
Officers located at least seven bullet holes in the exterior of the victim's house.
Investigators learned the victim's son met Dixon on Facebook several months prior and considered them to be "great friends."
A dispute arose between the two after Dixon's father died and he did not attend the funeral.
Dixon threatened to kill her friend and his father, sending text messages such as, "You know I have no problem with pulling up? You Wanna play?"
Other messages included more specific violent threats.
Investigators also found a text Dixon sent to her brother stating, "He talking about our daddy. I got his address. Easily."
The victim's son watched a black truck park in the parking lot across the street from his home.
Several females, including Dixon, got out and approached his home when another car pulled up from Addison Drive.
Dixon carried an unidentified object.
The man heard gunshots and watched the women run toward to the truck before both vehicles sped away.
Surveillance footage from a neighbor's camera captured the vehicles approach the home and flee shortly after the gunshots were fired.
Police arrested Dixon the next day.
During a police interview, Dixon told said she attended a benefit with her coworkers at the time of the shooting.
Coworkers told police she had been at the event that day, but someone drove her home around 4:30 p.m.
The driver told police Dixon was "feverishly" texting during the drive home.
Dixon is scheduled to appear in a Washington County court March 21.