Police now have arrested all but one of the suspected gunmen involved in the Hollywood Beach Memorial Day shooting.
Ariel Cardahn Paul was taken into custody by Hollywood police Sunday at 8 p.m. 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.
The arrest comes a day after U.S. Marshals and Hollywood detectives on Saturday found Jordan Burton, who was also on the lam. And two 18-year-old men were arrested last week a few blocks away from the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk — Morgan Deslouches of Hollywood and Keshawn Paul Stewart of Dania Beach.
Lionel Jean Charles Jr., who police say also was behind the shooting, has yet to be located. Anyone assisting Charles in his escape can also face legal action, police warn.
“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. “They let our community down and they need to come forward. If they do not, it is only a matter of time before they will be captured by the various agencies who are deployed to find them and arrest them.”
Toddler caught in the crossfire
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.”