More arrests have been made in connection with the fatal shooting at the Aug. 8 birthday party/trail ride in the Roseland area, Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Wednesday.

Raheem Harold, 19, of Roseland, was arrested in Billings, Montana, Sept. 6, on one count of second degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder.

These charges are the result of the homicide that claimed the life of bystander Zion Hutcherson, 21, of Baton Rouge, and the injuries to others in the crowd.

Billings police arrested Harold, Edwards said, and he will be extradited to Louisiana at a later date, then booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite.

Also, Raven Warford, 27, of Natalbany, the Amite bar employee for whom the birthday party was held, turned herself into authorities on Sept. 8, Edwards said.

Warford was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one count of orders of the governor, one count of negligent homicide and two counts of negligent injuring.

“Orders of the governor” is a misdemeanor count related to the governor’s orders for social distancing and other safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities explained.

The for-profit event drew, by some accounts, a crowd of 1,000 party-goers and vendors from around the region.

Authorities arrested four others in the case last month: Brandon Perry, 30, of Roseland; Craig Brown, 19, of Amite; Tommie Diamond, 23, of Kentwood; and Jaylohn Mitchell, 19, of Ponchatoula.

The sheriff said this is still an active investigation. Anyone with is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245. Detective Matt Dean is the lead investigator on this case.

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