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Published On: Fri, May 17th, 2013

Police arrest Shawn Scott, suspect in New Orleans shooting, Akein Scott faces 20 murder charges

New Orleans police arrested a second suspect in the Mother’s Day shooting that wounded 19 people this week, including three still in critical condition, authorities said Thursday.

The two suspects are believed to be involved in gangs, police said.

Akien Scott

Akien Scott

Police Chief Ronal Serpas identified the second suspect as 24-year-old Shawn Scott, brother of 19-year-old Akein Scott.

The first suspect, Akein Scott, 19, is facing 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in the Sunday shooting, and his bail was set at $10 million during his first appearance in Orleans Parish Magistrate Court on Thursday morning, court records said.

 Scott’s next hearing is scheduled for July 16.

Police identified Scott as a suspect Monday after footage of the shooting was released.

Images of the parade, released by police Monday, show a man standing at the outskirts of a packed parade route. A moment later, he charges toward the crowd.

The surveillance camera images show the panicked crowd scrambling for cover. The man runs away, leaving people and bicycles scattered on the ground behind him.

 

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