19-year-old woman accused of allowing one of the two suspects in shootings hide out
A fifth person was charged Friday with lending assistance to one of the two suspects charged with 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in the Mother's Day shootings at a second line parade.
19-year-old Monica Pepe allegedly allowed 24-year-old Shawn Scott to hide out at her residence as police were searching for him.
Pepe has been charged with being an accessory after the fact. She also was charged with posession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Thursday, 4 persons were charged with harboring Scott's 19-year-old brother, Akein.
19 persons suffered gunshot wounds in the shootings at Frenchman and North Villere Streets and another was injured during the ensuing panic at the intersection.
The Scott brothers are being held in the Orleans Parish Prison in lieu of $10 million bond each.
Because of the amounts set by magistrates it is unlikely that either will be freed prior to the trials. If convicted, they could spend the rest of their lives in prison.