A second man wanted by police in connection with a Central City shooting last week — allegedly over who had first dibs on the basketball court at a city playground — turned himself in Monday afternoon, his attorney said.
Gerard Gray, 23, was booked Monday on two counts of attempted murder, according to a police statement.
Attorney Robert Hjortsberg said he brought Gray, whom police had initially deemed a “person of interest” in the shooting, into Central Booking early Monday afternoon. Hjortsberg said police told him they had issued a warrant for Gray’s arrest after he refused to come in for questioning.
Another man, 21-year-old Jonterry Bernard, turned himself in to police Wednesday. Bernard was booked on two counts of attempted murder.
“I don’t know what law enforcement is alleging (Gray’s) involvement is,” Hjortsberg said. “I can say he was not involved in the shooting, and the evidence will show that.”
Two men were wounded in the shooting July 8 at A.L. Davis Park at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street. The victims, ages 24 and 38, were not seriously injured.
Police said the gunfire was sparked by an argument over who was next in line to use a basketball court.
Gray earlier was accused of firing a handgun along the St. Charles Avenue parade route on Mardi Gras in 2009. An Orleans Parish jury acquitted him in 2010.
He pleaded guilty in 2010 to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and received three years’ probation, Orleans Parish court records show.