Persons of interest named in deadly drive-by shooting of two-year-old in Tuscaloosa
Three people have been identified as persons of interest in the deadly shooting of a two-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man
Three people have been identified as persons of interest in the deadly shooting of a two-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man.
Deantwone Dante Long, also known as, “Lil 30”
Tyrese Laquon Bell, also known as, “Red”
Kaleria Alicia Gilbert
All three individuals are being sought for questioning by Tuscaloosa County’s Violent Crime Unit.
Marcus Winston Jr, age 25, and a two-year-old boy were shot to death Sunday, March 13, 2022, according to law enforcement. Marcus Winston Jr died at the scene. The two-year-old was in critical condition and died later that night, according to investigators. The two were shot around 4:30 pm Sunday while standing in the front yard of a home at 3028 19th Street near Freemon Park in West Tuscaloosa.
Witnesses reported seeing a white car or sedan occupied by three or four persons who shot at the victims as they drove by the residence. The two victims, the adult and child, were not related to one another.
Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has any information on the whereabouts of the above listed persons of interest is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit immediately at (205) 464-8690 or the Tuscaloosa Police Department at (205) 349-2121.
WVUA 23 news reporter Chelsea Barton attended a news conference today and will have more information on the deadly shooting as well as reaction from the two-year-old’s family tonight on WVUA 23 News at 5, 6, and 10pm.