Update: Man charged with assault after morning Northport shooting

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UPDATE 3:50 p.m. March 28, 2023

A 29-year-old man is facing assault charges after a shooting Tuesday morning at an apartment complex in Northport.

Northport Police responded to a 911 call about the shooting just before 11 a.m.. When officers arrived at Georgetown Apartments they found a 54-year-old man who’d been shot.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and his injuries are not life-threatening, a Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit release said.

Investigators developed and located a person of interest, 29-year-old Cedric Alexander Sanders Jr., who was interviewed. Investigators said they believe the shooting happened after an argument between the man who was shot and Sanders.

Sanders was charged with first-degree assault and was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $30,000 cash bond.

Original story is below:

Northport police have confirmed with WVUA 23 News that one man was rushed to the hospital after being shot at a Northport apartment complex this morning.

NPD Assistant Police Chief Keith Carpenter told WVUA 23 News that the shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday at Georgetown Apartments, located at 2700 43rd Ave. in Northport.

Police said one man is in custody and is being questioned about the incident.

The shooting is being investigated by the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators have not yet released a motive for the shooting or the extent of the injuries.

WVUA 23 News will continue to follow this story and have updates as they are available.

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