HAY COURT SHOOTING SENDS TWO VICTIMS TO HOSPITAL
UPDATE: Feb. 6, 8:01 p.m.
The investigation has lead the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes unit to identify, locate, and charge three suspects responsible for shooting the two women. 19-year-old Alexander Bishop, 17-year-old Doriyan Thomas, and 16-year-old Quentarius Farmer are charged with attempted murder, assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. They are in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, pending a $120,000 bond each.
Alexander Bishop | Doriyan Thomas | Quentarius Farmer
A shooting last night at the Hay Court Apartments has put two women in the hospital.
Tuscaloosa police responded to a shooting call at the Hay Court Apartments around 9 p.m. When they arrived, they found two females suffering from gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old victim had a gunshot wound to the head and a 17-year-old victim had a gunshot wound to the leg.
Both were transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment. The 17-year-old victim was last listed as stable, but the 19-year-old victim is still in critical condition.
Investigators said the victim’s vehicle had been shot into several times, but the exact motive is unknown. They believe the shooting may have occurred due to a dispute between two groups of males or an issue between one of the female victims and another female.
Captain Kip Hart of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said the police have seen a rise in shooting crimes among younger people, but wants to remind them there are consequences.
“I think it’s just the way, you know, society’s kinda changed over the past few years,” Hart said. “The younger ones are either trying to make a name for themselves or they’re ten-foot-tall and bulletproof. It’s just a matter of it you want to do it, you’re taking a chance. I mean, it’s a gamble if you want to spend a long time behind bars.”
Investigators were able to speak to witnesses who provided useful information as to persons of interests. At this time investigators are attempting to locate these people. If you have any information, please contact the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at (205) 464-8690 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 752-STOP (7867).