1 INJURED, 2 SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY AFTER DRIVE-BY SHOOTING ON THE STRIP
Update: 2 ARRESTS MADE IN UNIVERSITY BLVD SHOOTING OUTSIDE ROUNDERS BAR ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA STRIP*
-Tamarcus Ikner ,26, has been charged with Attempted Murder.
-Kenneth Ikner, 37, has been charged with Assault in the 1st Degree.
<p>BREAK DOWN: On October 15th, 2017 at approximately 12:40 am officers working The Strip responded to the area outside Rounders Bar, 1215 University Blvd., on someone being shot.</p><p>When they arrived they located a 28-year-old black male who’d been shot in the lower back. They quickly alerted other units in the area to the suspect vehicle description and it was stopped by police officers a few blocks away.</p><p>The victim was transported to DCH for treatment to his injury.</p><p>Two of the three occupants of the vehicle are identified as Kenneth Ray Ikner, 37 year old black male, and Tamarcus James Ikner, 26 year old black male.</p><p>Homicide investigators have learned that Kenneth Ikner and the victim have an ongoing dispute over a woman.</p><p>Witnesses say the victim was approached by Tamarcus outside Rounders where a fight broke out. Tamarcus then got a gun from Kenneth, who was in the vehicle they were later stopped in.</p><p>Investigators tell me Tamarcus Ikner then chased the victim a few feet and shot him in the lower back.</p><p>-Both Ikners are being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $60,000 bonds.</p>
Original Post — TUSCALOOSA – One person was shot early Sunday morning outside a popular club on University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa just off the University of Alabama campus.
According to Tuscaloosa police, one person was injured in what investigators are describing as a drive-by shooting near Rounders around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Police located two suspects in a Crown Victoria later on Colonial Drive and took them into custody. Officers confiscated a weapon, as well. Chief Anderson believes it was the gun used in the drive-by shooting.
No arrests have been made. Police have not commented on the extent of the victim’s injuries.
Rounders released a statement via social media indicating the shooting did not involve their patrons or employees.