Man arrested on attempted murder charges after shooting at Mercedes plant

Zachory Broom Web

A 21-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after a shooting in an employee parking lot Tuesday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Vance.

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting around 5 p.m. and spoke with the victims, who said they’d been shot at while they were sitting inside a vehicle.

Neither of the occupants were injured in the shooting, and the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit was called out to take over the investigation.

Investigators determined that one of the victims had been involved in a disagreement with another employee, 21-year-old Zachory Broom, and they’d gotten into a physical fight in the parking lot after they were off work.

After the fight ended, the victim and another person got into the victim’s vehicle and were leaving, while investigators said Broom went to his vehicle in a separate parking area and drove back to find the victims’ vehicle.

Once he found them, investigators said Broom fired multiple times and hit the victim’s vehicle before driving off.

Broom was located by investigators at a home in Jefferson County later that night, and he was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

He was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $95,000 bond.

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