MIAMI — All five of the suspected gunmen involved in the Hollywood Beach Memorial Day shooting are now behind bars — ending a weeklong hunt for the alleged shooters.
Lionel Jean Charles Jr., the last suspect on the lam, was arrested Monday afternoon by Hollywood police. He’s facing one count of attempted murder in the first degree, eight counts of attempted murder in the second degree and one count of carrying a concealed firearm.
Ariel Cardahn Paul, the fourth suspected gunman, was located Sunday night, a day after U.S. Marshals and Hollywood detectives found Jordan Burton, who was also on the run. Paul and Burton are facing the same charges as Charles.
Two 18-year-olds were arrested last week a few blocks away from the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk — Morgan Deslouches of Hollywood and Keshawn Paul Stewart of Dania Beach.
“This senseless act of violence has serious consequences under the law and they will have to face these charges and answer for the injuries they caused,” Hollywood police asserted in a statement.
As for the nine people injured in the shooting — which included four children — seven of the victims have been released from the hospital, while the other two remain hospitalized in stable condition.
Among the victims was a 16-month-old boy named Amari, who was shot in the foot.
“It’s still hard to see him go through this,” Barbara Engel, Amari’s mother, told Local 10. “As a very active 1-year-old who just began walking, he should be experiencing his first moments.”
Anyone with tips should contact Hollywood police at (954) 764-4357 or (954) 967-4567, Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 or the FBI at fbi.gov/hollywoodbeachmemorialdayshooting.