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Alleged Pegasus Parade shooters appear in court

Deshawn Johnson (seated left) and Jeremiah Carter during their hearing on September 29, 2016. (Source: Justin Hawkins, WAVE 3 News) Deshawn Johnson (seated left) and Jeremiah Carter during their hearing on September 29, 2016. (Source: Justin Hawkins, WAVE 3 News)
Jeremiah Carter (Source: Justin Hawkins, WAVE 3 News) Jeremiah Carter (Source: Justin Hawkins, WAVE 3 News)
Deshawn Johnson speaking with his attorney. (Source: Justin Hawkins, WAVE 3 News) Deshawn Johnson speaking with his attorney. (Source: Justin Hawkins, WAVE 3 News)
Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with assault and illegal use of a weapon in connection to the shooting. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with assault and illegal use of a weapon in connection to the shooting. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On the afternoon of May 5, 2016, a 60-year-old Louisville tradition was tainted by gun violence and gang activity. 
 
Twenty-one weeks have passed since shots rang out near Fourth and Broadway during the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade, but the incident is still haunting for many.
 
The two juveniles charged with the shooting, Deshawn Johnson and Jeremiah Carter, appeared in a Jefferson Circuit courtroom for a pre-trial hearing. It was the first public appearance for Johnson and Carter. Their cases had been in juvenile court until this point.

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Johnson and Carter are facing multiple charges, which include wanton endangerment first degree and receiving stolen firearms, in connection to the parade shooting.
 
Johnson is being held at the Jefferson County Youth Center while Carter is under home incarceration. Due to the nature of the allegations, Carter's motion to Circuit Court Judge Geoffrey Morris to be on school release was denied.
 
"I'm going to deny the motion," said Morris. "I'm a little concerned that as it relates to the weapon that was used and also with the gang allegation that's been put forth by the prosecutor." 

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Johnson, whose new attorney made his initial appearance during the hearing, will have to wait until November for an interim pre-trial before any motions can be discussed.

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Johnson and Carter will be tried as adults. Their trials are scheduled for June 2017.
 
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