MOBILE, Ala. (WEAR) — The 17-year-old accused of firing a gun at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Friday night and injuring more than a half-dozen people has been granted bond.
A judge set bond at $60,000 for Deangelo Parnell, who is charged with nine counts of attempted murder. However, police say a total of 10 people were injured when gunfire broke out after a high school football game at the Mobile stadium on August 30th.
According to Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste, the victims are all between the ages of 15 and 18.
“It’s not acceptable in our community, we won’t tolerate it,” said Battiste. “We’re going to ask that the community help us by identifying those individuals that they know that bring this type of foolishness out to these type of events.”
WPMI spoke with friends of Parnell, who said he was scared he would be “jumped” – meaning a group of people wanted to fight him.
They said he had been bullied and while they know the shooting is not right, they say they understand why he carried the illegal firearm.
A photo posted on the suspect’s Instagram page in June shows Parnell holding two firearms with extended magazines. The caption essentially says he won’t trust females anymore, but only the firearms he holds.