Skip to comments.Mother's Day second-line shootings related to gang battle, authorities say
Posted on 05/16/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by BBell
Mayor Mitch Landrieu confirmed Thursday that a second suspect had been arrested in the Mother's Day second line shooting, and New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that four others were arrested for harboring suspects.
The second suspect arrested Thursday was identified as Shawn Scott, 24, brother of Akein Scott, 19, who was arrested Wednesday night and charged with 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Authorities said Shawn Scott also will face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder, as well as heroin and other drug charges.
Authorities said the Scott brothers are members of the Frenchman and Derbigny gang and that the target of the attack was Leonard Epps, 35, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso Sunday. Police said Epps was affiliated with a gang known as the Deslonde Boys, based in the Lower 9th Ward.
According to court records, Shawn Scott pleaded guilty in 2007 to possession of cocaine and crack cocaine and attempted possession of heroin. He was sentenced to five years probation. Just a year later, in 2008, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for that crime. Police say he was out on probation until December 2015 when he was arrested Thursday.
Those arrested and accused of harboring Akein Scott are Justin Alexander, 19;Bionca Hickerson, 22; Nakia Youngblood, 32; and Brandy George, 18.
Three people remain in critical condition after the attack, Landrieu said at a news conference at Frenchmen and North Villere streets, the scene of the attack Sunday. After originally reporting that 19 people were wounded in the mass shooting, Serpas says a 20th victim has been identified, which is why Akein Scott is charged with 20 counts of attempted murder.
While asking for prayers for all the victims, Landrieu said
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Three of the four suspects arrested for harboring a fugitive in the Mother's Day shooting case, from left: Bionca Hickerson; Justin Alexander; Brandy George. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)
I hope they all remember:
I still question the authenticity of that video.
Gangs in New Orleans? Who wouldda thunk?
****I still question the authenticity of that video.****
Lets not forget that a quite a few years back RICHARD SPECK had a prison made VCR tape of all the fun he was having in prison.
Speck is the man who murdered six student nurses in Chicago back in 1966.
I question the authenticity because I know people in Law enforcement down here, which includes jailers.
If you are a jailer (prison guard), you are NOT law enforcement. You are there to get your paycheck, watch your back and go home. And smuggle whatever is called for by the ‘clients’.
Once again this highlights how useless gun control laws are.
If Obama had a son....
You’re looking at the CONTROLLING majority populace of New Orleans. Their families and friends VOTE IN lenient judges who keep their thugs on the street. Demographics dooms New Orleans-one more big hurricane will make it permanent wetlands and the crime problem will be solved. Hearing about what happens on the street from the INSIDE- a NO EMS who works the crime scenes- would read more like sci-fi. I’m planning permanent relocation-and I strongly urge everyone who values their lives to stay out of New Orleans. You will be prey.
Well, the initial report was correct—it was a “dark-skinned” individual” and not a Scandinavian.
In Virgina the dog catchers, known as dog wardens in Va., are law enforcement officers with the same powers as any law enforcement officer. They just have the extra training for dealing with animals.
And the Demographic doom all started with LBJ’s great society. I heard a women on the radio call in and state that she saw it coming in the sixties. She warned her relatives but they thought she was crazy. She said after they started paying people per kid and for the birth she started seeing the same folks show up pregnant every 9 months at the hospital she worked at. She said they were also showing up at younger and younger ages.