Dad gets wanted son to surrender to Brookhaven Police
The father of a Brookhaven teenager wanted in connection with a shooting at Brooklyn Apartments pushed his son to surrender to authorities Wednesday.
Ladarius Johnson, 18, turned himself in at the Brookhaven Police Department, Chief Kenneth Collins said.
“His father got him and brought him down there,” Collins said.
Shawan Allen, 18, was picked up by BPD officers in Crystal Springs Tuesday.
Both are charged with aggravated assault and are accused of shooting into an occupied apartment in the building at 576 Halbert Heights Road, near Faith Presbyterian Church.
A juvenile who was shot in the apartment was treated and released for his minor injuries.
He will be charged with receiving stolen property, Collins said. A vehicle stolen in New Orleans was recovered at the location.
Collins said the public was helpful in this case.
“I want to thank all the parents for all of their help getting this matter taken care of and I want to thank the community for their help,” he said.
“I really appreciate the community. They don’t know how much they’ve helped us in this case.”
Police are still looking for two men wanted in connection with a brutal attack on another man at a trailer park on Industrial Park Road Friday.
Warrants have been issued for Shakur Magee and Victor Sanders, who are charged with aggravated assault. Police say a man was taken to the hospital with injuries from what Collins said was a “brutal beating” at Hayes Trailer Park at 401 Industrial Park Road.
He said Magee and Sanders allegedly “jumped on” the other man at the trailer park.
Police do not think the shooting at the apartment and the beating at the trailer park are related cases.
Anyone with information about Magee’s and Sanders’ whereabouts is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
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