All suspected shooters in Hollywood mass shooting now in custody
By CBS Miami Team,2023-06-05
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Officials with the Hollywood Police Department said Monday that the last wanted suspected shooter linked to a Memorial Day mass shooting on the Hollywood Broadwalk has been taken into custody.
Lionel JeanCharles Jr., 18, was the last of three suspected shooters who was at large following the weekend arrests of two other suspected shooters who have been identified as Ariel Cardahn Paul, 16, who was taken into custody around 8 p.m. on Sunday, and Jordan Burton, 15, arrested Saturday at 1:30 p.m., police have said.
Each of the suspects is facing several charges, including one count of first-degree attempted murder, eight counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of carrying a concealed firearm.
Police said an altercation between two separate groups erupted into gunfire shortly after 6:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Broadwalk and near the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Christian Lata, with Hollywood police, said, "...the other group did not produce any weapon."
Authorities would not say what led to the altercation between the two groups.
Officials have said no one died during the incident but nine people were hurt, including four minors who ranged in age from 1 to 17. The ages of the adults who were hurt ranged from 25 to 65.
According to the hospital 1 person remains in the hospital.
Police previously arrested two other suspects in the immediate aftermath of the shooting on weapons charges .
They were identified as Keshawn Paul Stewart and Morgan Deslouches, both 18.
People who work on the Broadwalk say they're relieved. "I guess it makes everyone feel better, more relieved," said Keith Arvay. "This is actually one of the safest places you can be in South Florida. That was an anomaly that something bad happened," he said.
Resident Sandy Boucher is still shaken. "This is a safe beach. It's families, it's children, I never was afraid. I could walk at 6 in the morning, 10 at night and feel safe. and now I question that," she said.
It will be up to the state attorney if minors in this case will be charged as adults.