Police Nab New Orleans Shooting Suspect

Akein Scott, 19, was in surveillance images: cops

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 16, 2013 2:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – After avoiding police for three days, Akein Scott, a suspected gunman in Sunday's parade shooting, was arrested last night. Scott, 19, was the shooter in surveillance footage of the attacks, police say; he's the only suspect police have announced publicly, though they earlier cited three gunmen, the Times-Picayune notes. At the time of the attack, Scott was out of jail on a $15,000 bond, WWLTV reports; his charges included weapons and drug possession and resisting an officer.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas announces the issuance of an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Akein Scott, Monday, May 13, 2013.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
A photo provided by New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas shows 19-year-old Akein Scott.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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