( Covington, KY ) - Suspects 7 & 8 have now been arrested by Covington police in the death of 19-year-old Desean Peterson. 18-year-old James Young was charged early Thursday morning. 18-year-old Jarnell Darden was arraigned Friday morning and is being held in the Kenton County jail without bond.
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Five suspects are being accused of the murder of Desean Peterson who was shot Sunday night. A sixth is charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Reginald Bates, Hassan Abdullah and Eugene Smith are being charged with murder and complicity to commit murder. 16 and 17 year old boys face the same accusations in juvenile court. Mikyle Halloway was charged with tampering with evidence.
Peterson was rushed to UC Medical Center after being shot near 17th and Garrard in Covington this past Sunday. He was not able to be revived.