Gang Retaliation a public threat as police search for Akein Scott

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Published on May 14, 2013

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Mother’s Day shooting suspect told witness he and his brother shot up crowd, NOPD says

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Shawn Scott, 24, left, and his brother Akein, right, allegedly opened fire on a second-line parade on Mother’s Day in what sources say was a gang-related feud. Police say the brothers are both members of the Frenchmen and Derbigny Boys and were targeting a 35-year-old man who is believed to be affiliated with the Deslonde Boys, based in the 9th Ward. (Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office)

Sometime after 20 people were shot at a second-line parade in the 7th Ward on Mother’s Day, 19-year-old Akein Scott admitted to someone that he was the gunman shown on a widely circulated video depicting the violence, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Scott also told that person that his older brother, Shawn, was just out of the frame, also firing bullets into the crowd, police said. Police say that person eventually told detectives what Akein Scott claimed; and by Thursday night, officers had jailed both Akein and Shawn Scott on 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder, crimes punishable by up to 50 years in prison.

In an affidavit supporting 24-year-old Shawn Scott’s arrest on Thursday, investigators state that Akein Scott told an unidentified person that he was the man shooting into a second-line crowd at the corner of Frenchmen and North Villere streets in a video police released to the public on Monday. Akein Scott said that Shawn Scott simultaneously fired bullets into the crowd from the opposite side of the street, the person told police.

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced at a news conference Monday night that Akein Scott was wanted in the mass shooting. Scott eluded capture until late Wednesday night, when authorities apprehended him at a house in the 7500 block of Kingsport Boulevard in eastern New Orleans. Police arrested four other people at the home on charges of hiding Scott from the law.

Meanwhile, tipsters told police Shawn Scott was staying at an apartment in the 9600 block of Hayne Boulevard in eastern New Orleans.

Police secured a search warrant for the residence. On Wednesday night, NOPD SWAT members and U.S. marshals conducted undercover surveillance on the apartment in preparation for executing the warrant.

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NOPD arrest 6 in connection to Mother’s Day shooting

Posted: May 16, 2013 3:18 PM CDT Updated: May 16, 2013 3:18 PM CDT

Nekia Youngblood (Source: NOPD) Nekia Youngblood (Source: NOPD)

Brandy George (Source: NOPD) Brandy George (Source: NOPD)

Bionca Hickerson (Source: NOPD) Bionca Hickerson (Source: NOPD)

Justin Alexander (Source: NOPD) Justin Alexander (Source: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) –

New Orleans Police and the US Marshals office have arrested and booked two brothers in connection with the shooting at a Mother’s Day second line celebration that injured 19 people.
NOPD identified Akein Scott, 19, as the suspected gunman on Monday, and arrested him late Wednesday night without incident. Scott has been charged with 20 counts of attempted second degree murder and is being held on $10 million bond.
Investigators also arrested four people accused of aiding Scott after he was announced as the suspect: Nekia Youngblood, 32, Bionca Hickerson, 22, Brandy George, 28, and Justin Alexander, 19, were all booked with obstruction of justice by harboring a fugitive.
Investigators learned that Akien Scott’s older brother Shawn Scott, 24, also participated in the crime and arrested him Thursday morning. He has also been charged with 20 counts of attempted second degree murder.

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Boy, 10, injured in Mother’s Day shooting also lost cousin Briana Allen in 2012 birthday shooting

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Published on May 14, 2013

Ka’Nard Allen, 10, has lived through two shootings in less than a year. Read story     http://www.wdsu.com/

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