Lost in the shuffle during the Colorado Springs shooting. NOLA needs to create ‘safe spaces’ for the local population to congregate in peace without the fear of being shot.
Via NOLA Com:
A day after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police Superintendent Michael Harrison held a press conference pleading with the public for help in catching the people behind the Bunny Friend Park shooting, the first named suspect, Joseph “Moe” Allen, 32, surrendered to police Saturday (Nov. 28).
Allen, who was identified by police Friday as one of the gunmen who left 17 people wounded in a shootout during a party at the park Nov. 22, declined to provide a statement upon turning himself in, authorities said. He will face 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder, NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble said Friday.
Landrieu said Friday that naming Allen as a suspect was “the first shoe to drop” and that other shooters would be identified and brought to justice. “We are going to do everything we can to make sure all the other shoes drop as well,” he said.
Harrison, who asked the public to provide videos, photos, and witness accounts — anything to help police find the people responsible — warned that anyone harboring Allen would be prosecuted.
Allen, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office records, is a convicted felon and has been charged with home invasion, carjacking, illegal carrying of weapon and possession of cocaine and heroin. In 2002, he was arrested with Travis Scott, who recently pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge. Scott’s younger brothers, Akein “Keemy” Scott and Shawn “Shizzle” Scott, have pleaded guilty to numerous charges related to the 2013 Mother’s Day shooting in which they opened fire into a second line crowd, leaving 20 people injured.