Brothers accused of Mother’s Day shooting indicted; bond set at $17 million each
POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 6:04pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — Two brothers were formally indicted today on charges related to the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people. Bond was set at $17 million each.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Akein and Shawn Scott were indicted on 20 counts of Attempted Second-Degree Murder and 14 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
The shooting happened on Monday, May 13 during a Mother’s Day Second Line parade. Surveillance cameras captured a portion of the incident. Akein Scott was quickly identified as the individual in the footage. He’s seen opening fire on the crowd, then running away.
Investigators learned that Akein is a member of the Frenchman-Derbigny Boys gang. They then learned that his brother, Shawn Scott, assisted in the shooting and is also a member of the gang.
Four additional people were arrested for allegedly helping the brothers avoid capture. They include Justin Alexander, Bionca Hickerson, Nekia Youngblood and Brandy George.
When Shawn Scott was located, he was allegedly found in possession of heroin and crack cocaine. His additional drug related charges have a bond of $550,000.