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4th suspect arrested after BR mother killed by gunfire during trail ride

11 months 1 week 16 hours ago Tuesday, August 25 2020 Aug 25, 2020 August 25, 2020 3:00 PM August 25, 2020 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

ROSELAND - Deputies have arrested a fourth suspect tied to a shooting that left an innocent bystander dead last week.

The shooting happened Aug. 8 on Vernon Town Road in Roseland. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said the gunfire left 21-year-old Zion Hutcherson of Baton Rouge dead.

The sheriff's office said Hutcherson was on trail ride at the time and was hit by a stray bullet. 

Hutcherson's family told WWL-TV she had a baby daughter and studying to become an X-ray technician and phlebotomist. They said she had left Baton Rouge with her sister that day for the event.

Investigators say Hutcherson was not the intended target but was hit by a bullet whenever multiple gunmen opened fire on a small crowd.

The department says it has identified several suspects, three of whom were taken into custody last week.  A fourth was just arrested, the sheriff's office revealed Tuesday (August 25).

Those charged are:

-Brandon Perry, 30, of Roseland, LA - charged with Second Degree Murder, (2) counts Attempted Second Degree Murder, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 5, (3)counts Possession with intent to Distribute Schedule II, (2) counts Possession of Weapons while in possession of CDS, Possession with intent to Distribute Schedule II, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm

-Craig Brown, 29, from Amite, LA - charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule V, possession with intent to distribute schedule IV, negligent homicide, and (2) counts negligent injuring.

-Tommie Diamond, 23, of Kentwood, LA - charged with second-degree murder and (2) counts attempted second-degree murder. Diamond was taken into custody in Ascension Parish.

-Jaylohn Mitchell, 19, of Ponchatoula - charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.  Mitchell was arrested in Houston, Texas, on August 22. 

The sheriff's office is still seeking one additional suspect: 27-year-old Raven Warford of Natalbany.

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