MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office says 17-year-old Deangelo Parnell’s bond has been set. He was granted $60,000 bond for each of the 9 counts of attempted murder. The total bond equals $540,000.
Parnell was booked into Metro Jail over the weekend following a mass shooting at Ladd Peebles Stadium Friday night after a high school football game.
Parnell is still behind bars Monday evening after the bond was granted.
“Something as innocent as a high school football game turns into a tragedy because of the senseless act of violence,” said Mobile County District Attorney, Ashley Rich.
Chaos at a high school football game lands a teen behind bars.
“That first shot rang out, I just started running,” said Marcus Powe, a witness at Friday night’s game.
Mobile police say a teenager opened fire in the concourse of the stadium. The shooting stemmed from a fight, police say the teen pulled out a gun and started shooting into the crowd.
Mobile police say they are investigating the possibility of a second shooter. The DA says there is surveillance video of the incident.
“It was very clear, there is surveillance video and it’s very clear that they were about to fight. There were two groups that were about to fight,” said Rich.
Nine people were shot, six have been released from the hospital.
“We believe this is attempted murder. When you take a loaded weapon and fire it into a crowd of people it’s by God’s grace that nobody was killed,” said Rich.
17-year-old Parnell turned himself in over the weekend, he appeared before a judge Monday morning for the first time, where his bond was set.
“We think there needs to be a lot of conditions,” said Rich.
While the teen was granted a $60,000 bond for each charge, if he comes up with the money, there will be rules he must follow.
The bond will have no cash component and contains a condition of the bonds being in home confinement at all times, no weapons of any kind to be possessed by the Parnell at any time. Parnell cannot have contact with the victims or their families in any way, including no social media activity of any kind. He will also have electronic monitoring.
The DA’s office says prior to release on bond, a second hearing must be held with the judge assigned to the case to set movement parameters while subject to the electronic monitoring.
“Everybody has a right to go to a high school football game and enjoy themselves. We will continue to do that with the help of law enforcement,” said Rich.
Protocol for safety at football games will change this week for all of Mobile County. We don’t yet know the extent of the new rules, they are expected to be released before gameday.