Police arrest 5th suspect after mass shooting along Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Hollywood Police on Monday arrested the fifth and final suspect in connection involved in the Memorial Day shooting on Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.
Ariel Cardahn Paul, Jordan Burton and Lionel JeanCharles Jr. have been identified as the shooters and will be charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, eight counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of carrying a concealed firearm, Officer Christian Lata, a spokeswoman, said in a news release.
After an exhaustive search by Hollywood police and U.S. Marshals, JeanCharles Jr., 18, was put in custody at 1:30 p.m. Monday and is at the Broward County Jail, facing nine counts of attempted murder.
The other two facing murder charges are minors.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Burton was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Officers and detectives from the Hollywood Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit.
At 8 p.m. Sunday, Paul was taken into custody by the Hollywood Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.
Earlier, Keshawn Paul Stewart and Morgan Deslouches already were in custody Tuesday on firearms charges, but not the shooting itself.
Police were requesting the public’s assistance in locating suspects.
"This senseless act of violence has serious consequences under the law and they will have to face these charges and answer for the injuries they caused," Lata said. "They let our community down and they need to come forward. If they do not, it is only a matter of time before they will be captured by the various agencies who are deployed to find them and arrest them. We are committed to removing these violent criminals from the streets and will not rest until they are in custody.
Five handguns have been seized, two of which were reported stolen. Seven of the nine victims injured have been released from the hospital, and two remain hospitalized in stable condition.
Initially four children were hospitalized, ranging from 16 months to 17 years old
The shooting involved a dispute between two groups
At 6:42 p.m., Hollywood police received a call of multiple people shot in the 1200 block of North Broadwalk, adjacent to the Hollywood Beach Theatre, spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi told reporters.
Dozens of police officers were assigned to the beach on holiday weekend, and no incidents were reported until Monday night.
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