Alleged second gunman in Duquesne shootings in custody
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
By Michael Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The suspected second gunman in the shooting of five Duquesne University basketball players is in police custody.
William Holmes, 18, of Penn Hills surrendered at his lawyer's office this afternoon.
Police Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said Mr. Holmes will be charged with five counts of criminal attempt homicide, five counts of aggravated assault, a firearms violation and conspiracy.
The shooting that occurred on-campus early Sunday left basketball player Sam Ashaolu, 23, in critical condition and teammates Stuard Baldonado, 21, Kojo Mensah, 21, Aaron Jackson, 20, and Shawn James, 23, wounded.
Police charged 19-year-old Brittany Jones of Penn Hills with reckless endangerment, carrying a firearm without a license and conspiracy for helping Brandon Baynes, 19, and Mr. Holmes smuggle the guns into the Duquesne Union that later were used in the shootings. Mr. Baynes was arrested overnight Monday.