Man facing charges in Tuscaloosa after afternoon incident

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A Tuscaloosa man is facing charges of discharging a firearm in city limits and menacing after Tuscaloosa Police visited a home over a child custody dispute.

Tuscaloosa Police were asked to accompany a man to a home on 49th Avenue around 1 p.m. to address a child custody dispute. A TPD officer met with the home’s occupants and left around 1:25 p.m.

The officer was about a block away when he heard gunshots and called for backup. The suspected shooter, identified as 34-year-old Thomas Rashun Averette, was taken into custody.

The shots were fired into the air and no one was injured during the incident.

Averette was charged with two counts of discharging a firearm within city limits, two counts of menacing and two counts of reckless endangerment.

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