Police in New Orleans have named a 19-year-old man, accused in the weekend shooting during a Mother’s Day parade. Akein Scott was identified through surveillance video which showed him first walking up to the shooting incident, and then running away.
Several witnesses positively identified Scott, who is still on the run. “The important thing for Akein Scott now is to turn himself in,” Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said yesterday night.
Authorities searched three separate locations in hopes of finding the teen, and are assured that he will be brought to justice. “We are coming to find him. We will find him,” Serpas added.
A total of 19 people, included two 1o-year-old children, were injured in the incident.
Although a motive has not been announced, Scott has a previous rap sheet. In February 2012, he was arrested for and charged with illegal possession of a firearm. Nearly a year later, the youngster was popped on charges of resisting arrest, possession of heroin and stolen firearms, illegally carrying weapons, and illegally carrying weapons with a controlled dangerous substance. Most of the aforementioned charges were dropped.
Police originally believe three people carried out the shootings, it is unclear if they are in search of additional suspects.