The third man suspected of opening fire on and injuring a woman and her 7-year-old child last week during a brazen shooting on Airline Highway has been arrested.
Police on Saturday booked Kendal Marcelin, 20, with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm, according to Orleans Parish criminal court records.
A magistrate commissioner set his bond at $1.2 million.
Cornell Williams, 19, and Shannon Cooks, 18, were arrested last week in connection with the shooting.
Williams was booked with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and a count of aggravated assault with a firearm, according to court records. Cooks was booked with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, simple robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm. Cooks’ robbery charge stemmed from an incident on July 1 in which he allegedly stole a cell phone from a woman near Pritchard Place and Monroe Street, according to court documents.
The three are accused of shooting a 7-year-old girl and her 31-year-old mother as they walked in Hollygrove last Wednesday. The shooting happened about 4 p.m. in rush-hour traffic on Airline Highway.
The victims were walking on Palmetto toward Hollygrove Street with a man when three gunmen walked up and began to shoot, police said.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said after the shooting that it possibly stemmed from an earlier argument.
Police said they believe the man with whom the victims were walking was the intended target. That man, who has not been identified, was not injured.
The 7-year-old girl was struck once in the cheek, police said. Her mother was shot in the stomach and both legs. None of the injuries were serious, police said.
Marcelin was arrested in April 2012 for the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Algiers. He was in jail for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute when police connected him to Noland Stansberry’s slaying.