Two witnesses told homicide detectives they saw Keenan Lamar Leake shooting an assault rifle into a crowd of people after a party early Dec. 2.
Friday, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Leake, 24, on two complaints of murder and one complaint of shooting with intent to kill.
Nicholas Duwayne Sweet, 32, and Raymond Huddleston, 34, were shot and killed in the parking lot of Pulse Events Center, 6903 Roxbury Ave., after a music release party there ended.
Anthony Jackson, 35, was shot and wounded, but survived, according to a police report.
One witness said he or she saw the defendant with a weapon larger than a handgun, but not as large as a rifle. A second said he or she saw Leake shooting an “SKS or AR-15 type of weapon,” according to the affidavit.
Both witnesses said they saw him shooting into the crowd and picked him out from a photograph taken during the music party.
Dean Smith, owner of the events center, said the center was rented out that night for a private hip-hop music party.
Smith, who did not witness the shooting, said the party was catered and that alcohol was being served. About 75 people attended, he said.
According to court records, Leake is currently serving out a deferred sentence after pleading guilty last year to possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
A bench warrant was issued for failure to pay in November, according to records. Anyone with information about Leake should call 911.