New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas says that two suspects are in custody for the Mother's Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded.
New Orleans police said Thursday that they had arrested a second suspect in a shooting rampage that left 19 people injured at a Mother’s Day parade.
Police identified the suspect as Shawn Scott, 24. His brother, Akein, was arrested late Wednesday and ordered held Thursday on $10 million bond. Each faces 20 counts of attempted murder, police said.
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Akein Scott, the first suspect arrested by New Orleans police in a shooting at a parade Sunday.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said four other people were arrested and charged with harboring the brothers. Those four suspects were identified as Justin Alexander, Bionca Hickerson, Nekia Youngblood and Brandy George.
The wounded at the parade included two 10-year-old children, a boy and a girl. Surveillance footage captured a man stepping into the street, opening fire on the crowd and running away.
On Monday, Serpas named Akein Scott as a suspect, flashed a photo of him and warned: “We know more about you than you think.” He said Scott had previous arrests on gun and drug charges and was free on $15,000 bail.
The victims were marching in what is known as a second line parade, common in New Orleans: A brass band plays while marching in the streets, while a “second line” of people follows the band, celebrating.
The parade was two blocks long and included about 400 people. The crime scene was a mile and a half from the heart of the French Quarter and near the Treme neighborhood, the centerpiece for the HBO series of the same name.
This story was originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 11:58 AM EDT