Akein Scott and Shawn Scott
Photos: Orleans Parish Prison
Two Scott brothers charged in mass shootings and four others for harboring the fugitives.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013
New Orleans, LA - On Thursday, New Orleans police confirmed that they arrested Akein Scott, 19, on Wednesday night in connection with the Mother Day's mass shooting that left more than 19 people, including two 10-year-olds, a boy and girl injured. He was taken into custody at the Little Woods section of eastern part of the city, according to police.
His brother, Shawn Scott, 24, was taken into custody on Thursday in New Orleans. Both of the Scott brothers were charged each with 20 felony counts of 2nd-degree attempted murder. They are both being held on a $10,000,000 dollar bond. The brothers are alleged members of the "Frenchmen and Derbigny Boys" gang.
Four other suspects were also arrested for haboring the Scott brothers. They are Nekia Youngblood, 32, Bionca Hickerson, 22, Brandy George, 28, and Justin Alexander, 19. All four suspects were charged with accessory after the fact of 2nd-degree attempted murder and relative to obstruction of justice by harboring a fugitive, according to the criminal complaint.
Akein was out on a $15,000 bond for a charge of possession of an illegal weapon and a control of substance. Shawn had four outstanding warrants for Illegal carrying of a weapon, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled, dangerous substance and traffic attachments. He was currently on parole for possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of cocaine until 12/2015.
Police on Monday had released video surveillance images showing the shooting suspect aiming at the parade crowd and shooting at them. More than 400 people participated on Sunday's parade.