CRIME

Akein Scott, Suspect In Shooting At Mother's Day Parade, Arrested

05/16/2013 12:00 am ET | Updated May 16, 2013
AP

The New Orleans Police Department have made an arrest in the Mother's Day Parade shooting.

Officer Gary Flot, a police spokesman, said Akein Scott, 19, was taken into custody on Wednesday night, The Times-Picayune reported.

Scott is accused of opening fire on Sunday afternoon at the annual second line parade in New Orleans, The Times-Picayune reported. The attack injured 19 people, including two children.

Local and federal authorities spent the past three days searching for Scott after surveillance camera images of the incident prompted "multiple identifications" from the public, The Associated Press reported

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas credited a "tremendous" amount of tips from Crimestoppers with helping police identify the alleged shooter. A $10,000 reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case, WDSU reported.

Scott is no stranger to the criminal justice system. According to police, the teen has previously been arrested for illegal carrying of a weapon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, resisting an officer, contraband to jail, illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of heroin. He was out of jail on a $15,000 bail at the time of the shooting.

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