New Orleans Suspect ID’d as 19-Year-Old Akein Scott

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 14, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

New Orleans suspect ID’d: The suspect in the New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting that left 19 people injured was identified.

Akein Scott, 19, was identified as the shooter by multiple people, Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told USA Today.

“The important thing for Akein Scott now is to turn himself in,” Serpas said, adding that Scott was identified by more than one person.

Serpas said it is unclear if Scott was the lone shooter. Police said there were reports of three shooters.

Scott has a criminal background that includes possessing of a firearm and resisting arrest, reported NBC News.

“I want to remind you that two children were struck in this incident,” Serpas said, according to the broadcaster. “And if you choose not to tell the police what you know, then you’re choosing to stand with those who shot those children.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.