ronal serpas & aiken scott

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas announces the issuance of an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Akien Scott in the Mother’s Day shootings during a news conference

The callous nitwit who shot into a crowd of Mother’s Day marchers and injured 20 people in a New Orleans second line event, has been identified.

Superintendent Ronal Serpas said officers were looking for Akein Scott, 19, of New Orleans. He said it was too early to say whether he was the only shooter.

“We would like to remind the community and Akein Scott that the time has come for him to turn himself in,” Serpas said at a news conference outside of police headquarters.

A photo of Scott hung from a podium in front of the police chief. “We know more about you than you think we know,” he said.

The mass shooting showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city’s festive image. Earlier, police announced a $10,000 reward and released blurry surveillance camera images, which led to several tips from the community.

“The people today chose to be on the side of the young innocent children who were shot and not on the side of a coward who shot into the crowd,” Serpas said.

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