LYNN — A third person has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal quadruple shooting at Warren Street Playground in August, prosecutors said.
Kenneil Hammond, 31, was arrested New Jersey State Police on Sept. 18 and brought back to the city to be booked by Lynn Police last Friday.
Hammond and two suspects arrested days after the shooting, Rogelleo Morrison, 43, of Lynn, and Luis Falcon, 25, of Dorchester, were indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury on Thursday for an Aug. 24 shooting that left a man dead and injured three others, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.
Hammond and Morrison were indicted for murder, three counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and three counts of armed assault with intent to murder. Falcon was indicted for murder, prosecutors said.
The men are charged in connection with opening fire at Warren Street Playground around 7:30 p.m., when more than 100 people were attending a youth basketball tournament.
Brandon Jesurum, 34, died after he was shot multiple times at close range, including in the head. Two women, 18 and 20 years old, and a 49-year-old man were also shot, but survived their injuries.
Prosecutors said there were two active shooters that evening. Morrison was identified by authorities as the unmasked shooter, and the second, masked shooter remained at large for more than a month. Authorities allege Hammond is that second shooter. Falcon was allegedly the getaway driver.
The three suspects will be arraigned at Salem Superior Court at a date that has not been scheduled yet.