COVINGTON, Ky. -- Just one day after a vigil was held for Covington teen Dasean Peterson, two more arrests were made in connection with his killing.
Peterson was shot and killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting police say may have been the result of an argument about marijuana.
Covington Police Chief Spike Jones said an eighth arrest was made Thursday. Taken into custody was 20-year-old Jamell Darden. He was charged with murder and held with no bond.
Wednesday night, the seventh suspect was apprehended. James Young, 18, was arrested around 8 p.m., soon after the Peterson's vigil.
Family, friends and even strangers came together to call for an end to violence like the shooting that took Peterson's life, robbing his 3-year-old son of a chance to ever know his dad.
The 19-year-old victim's mother says she just cannot understand why some of the people he called friends would take his life.
"Everybody loved Sean," Birgitte Peterson said. "He would give you some shoes if you didn't have them, cleats if you needed them and he did everything for his team, he did for his friends, for his family, that's why I don't understand why he is gone."
Six people were arrested in Peterson's death previously, four adults and two juveniles. Mikyle Holloway, Hassan Abdullah, Reginald Bates and Eugene Smith are charged with murder. A 16- and 17-year-old are also charged it the case.
Dasean Peterson will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Word of Life Church in Covington. After the service, the family will march to the Holmes High School football field where he was a standout football player.
The suspects are scheduled to be back in court Thursday, Nov. 7.
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