News: Suspected Teenage "Trae Day" Shooter Surrenders To Police
Sunday, Aug 16, 2009 8:00AM
A teenager suspected of shooting multiple people during a Trae Day event in Texas last month has reportedly surrendered to police authorities.
19 year-old Albert Walker Mondane turned himself in to law enforcement officials Friday (August 14) morning.
Mondane, 19, turned himself in to Houston police and TSU investigators on Friday morning, Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith said. Mondane was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and booked into the Houston city jail. At that time, he was being held on $30,000 bail, Smith said. Authorities had been looking for Mondane, known as "A-Walk," before his father and attorney accompanied him to the HPD homicide division on Travis, Smith said. (Houston Chronicle)
According to police, there are more suspected shooters.
Mondane is suspected of being one of an unspecified number of individuals who fired into a crowd assembled near a TSU parking lot. The assembly was for an event known as Trae Day, which was in honor of Houston rapper Trae. Eight people received gunshot wounds, none of them serious. (UPI News)
With at least six victims reportedly wounded, Trae expressed his reaction to the unexpected shooting shortly after the event took place.
"You don't jeopardize kids. You don't jeopardize families like that," Trae said in an interview. "A lot of cats out here will say they are real, but you don't do that kind of stuff." Trae also called the shooters "cowards." He also emphasized the shooting took place after the event ended and those involved were packing up. (My Fox News)
News of the shoot-out broke out in late July.
Police are investigating a multiple shooting reported on the Texas Southern University campus. People were gathered at the event that included a Houston rapper's performance when a car drove by and shots sprayed out from the vehicle, school spokeswoman Eva Pickens said, citing witness statements to police. The sound of gunfire made people drop to the pavement of the parking lot where the rally was being held to promote community service and voter registration. Texas Southern is a historically black university in Houston with an enrollment approaching 10,000 students. (Dallas News)
No further information has been provided as of now.
Coverage from the event landed online last month: