NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Police Department has announced a suspect in a park shooting that left 17 people wounded last month has surrendered to authorities.
Local news outlets report 29-year-old Michael "Mack" Allen turned himself in Tuesday night.
The announcement came just hours after Joseph "Moe" Allen, the first suspect in the shooting, was exonerated. Prosecutors decided to drop the case after video showed Allen was in Texas at the time of the shooting, which came after a neighborhood parade.
Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says he could not confirm any familial connection between Joseph Allen and Michael Allen.
Five of seven suspects are now in custody following Michael Allen's surrender. Wilfred "Lil Wilfred" Celestine and Quendrick "C4" Bailey remain at large.
Police identified two additional suspects in the shooting: Allen "Snoop" Offray and Shawn "Shooter" Ruffin.