NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Monday morning, District Attorney Williams announced the indictment of 10 individuals in the murder of Todriana Peters.
The following suspects were indicted:
- 17-year-old Brodgerick Andrews
- 19-year-old Raquian Bell
- 20-year-old B-Jon Jarrow
- 21-year-old Ahmahj Lynch
- 20-year-old Tyrese Riley
- 20-year-old Dorian Ratliff
- 20-year-old Albert Major
- 18-year-old Samuel Mack
- 18-year-old Marcus Venible
- 20-year-old Pernell Young
On Sunday, May 30, 12-year old Todriana Peters was shot and killed while leaving a graduation party with her cousin.
The party took place on Delery Street in the Lower Ninth Ward. Two teenage males were also wounded in the shooting, which DA Williams says was retaliatory gunfire after an earlier shootout.
Each of the indicted suspects face the following charges:
- Second-degree murder
- Conspiracy to commit second-degree murder
- Two counts of attempted second-degree murder
The investigation also led to the clearing of charges against Dantrell Brown, the original suspect in the case. He was arrested and later released from jail.
“She was one of those old souls. She always seemed older than she was,” said Bonnie Peters, Todriana’s grandmother.
Peters was with her granddaughter just hours before she died. Some of her fondest memories are hanging out on the porch and her granddaughter’s cooking.
Family members remember Peters as a girl who loved to dance, loved fashion and enjoyed making TikTok social media videos.
“This is hard — speaking on behalf of my family, we are awaiting the day when justice will truly be served for Todriana because she didn’t deserve what she got,” added Kim Rodgers, Todriana’s aunt. “She should still be here with us, but instead she is gone because of some senseless foolishness. My family is hurting.