News: UPDATE: More Suspects Charged Over "Trae Day" Shooting
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 11:30AM
At least six more suspects have been charged in connection with last month's "Trae Day" shoot-out in Texas which left eight people wounded at an event intended to pay homage to community contributions made by rapper Trae Tha Truth.
While their names have not yet been revealed, the suspects were reportedly charged this week.
Six more people have been charged in connection with a shooting on the campus of Texas Southern University last month. Police say that the suspects are charged with riot participation. They say that all of them were involved in the July shooting that put eight people in the hospital. The victims who range in age from 14- to- 21 survived. (KHOU)
19 year-old Albert Walker Mondane turned himself in to law enforcement officials last 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)
Police previously said there were likely more people connected in the shoot-out.
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)
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)
Coverage from the event landed online last month: