A New York man wanted in connection with the shooting of eight or nine people at a party in that city last month is on his way back there after his arrest on the Maine Turnpike in Litchfield over the weekend.

Parris Peterson-Lloyd, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested just after midnight Sunday during a traffic stop for speeding, said Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. Peterson-Lloyd was being held at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail Monday morning on charges of operating without a license and failure to provide correct name and date of birth.

New York City police arrived in Maine Monday to begin the process of returning Peterson-Lloyd to New York. He has waived extradition. He was a passenger in a car stopped by Maine State Police Trooper Jason Madore early Sunday morning.

A second man, Tyrone Sanders, 24, also of the Bronx, was arrested on a charge of refusing to provide his correct name and age. Sanders is not wanted in connection with the shooting, McCausland said.

A woman driving the car, who police have not identified, was not charged. All three were traveling to Augusta, McCausland said.

Peterson-Lloyd is a suspect in a June 30 shooting that wounded nine people in the Flatbush section of the city, McCausland said. The Associated Press on June 30 reported eight people were wounded, but all were expected to recover.

The New York Post reported last week that police had already made one arrest in the shooting. Tyrone Browne was arrested July 3 after authorities trapped his car in the Holland Tunnel and charged him with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

The shooting occurred just before 1 a.m., when someone was reportedly either asked to leave a party or was refused admittance. Five women and four men between the ages of 18 and 43 were shot. One of the women was initially listed in critical condition but has since improved. The victims were in good or stable condition last week, according to the Post.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642
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