One of the suspects in last month’s Ladd-Peebles shooting at a high school football game is still at large.
On Wednesday, Central Alabama CrimeStoppers announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of Hezekiah Kaniel Belfon, the teenager wanted on five counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting.
Belfon, 19, also known as “Chop”, should be considered armed and dangerous, Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine told AL.com earlier.
“As far as I’m concerned he’s armed and dangerous,” Prine said. “He shot at a crowd and he was armed when he left the scene, and we didn’t stop him. So at this point in the game, yes, he’s considered armed and dangerous.
Five people were injured in the incident, which took place in Vigor High School’s comeback game against Williamson.
Information leading to Belfon’s arrest could qualify for a reward of $ 2,000, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.
Jai Montrell Jr. Scott, 19, of Semmes, has been identified as one of the arrested suspects.
Another suspect, identified only as a 17-year-old, has been charged as an adult in the shooting.
Mobile police were unsure of the motive for the shooting, although Prine said there had been a dispute that led to the shooting.
“At the moment, the motive is still really undetermined, uncertain,” he said. “I can tell you that there was some sort of argument between the two groups. As to what the argument was about, I’m not sure. But at one point the two targets we know were involved [Scott and Belfon], one of the targets pulled out a gun and fired several times into the crowd.
Anyone with information on Belfon’s whereabouts has been asked to call CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP or 1-833-AL1-STOP or download the P3-tips app.