Fight turns into a deadly shooting, police say

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crime Unit is investigating a deadly shooting from Sunday night. Tuscaloosa Police were called out to Aspen Village Apartments at 2201 48th Street East in Tuscaloosa shortly after 7:30 pm.

After arriving on scene, police said they found Namarcus Giles Jr. dead from a gunshot wound.

Witnesses said there was a fight between Giles and his ex-girlfriend, who lived at the apartment. The shooting was then turned over to VCU.

Investigators were told that Giles broke down the door and then allegedly assaulted her – before he was shot and killed by the girl’s brother.

“The physical evidence on scene, as well as witness accounts, are consistent with this course of events,” said Capt Jack Kennedy, Commander of the Violent Crimes Unit.

Giles’ barber and friend, Khalin Binion, remembers him as a good man.

“Just a great, loving guy from what I knew him to be and saw him to be,” said Binion. “Of course, this is a sad situation. Condolences to his mother and his family and his child most importantly. He started bringing his son not too recently and I saw the resemblance between those two. So seeing him be in his son’s life just made me happy to see a young guy my age raising a child, being an example, being a leader that he was.”

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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