UPDATE: 4 arrested, more suspects sought in child’s shooting at pool

Child Shot Suspects

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd

Two people are behind bars and the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is searching for more suspects after a 3-year-old child was shot at an apartment complex’s pool Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 4:15 p.m. at the Village at Brook Meadows, 415 Hargrove Road E., near the corner of McFarland Boulevard and Hargrove Road E.

Several witnesses told police a shootout happened between several people in and around the pool area. The 3-year-old, who was swimming in the pool and not associated with any of the suspects, was struck during the shooting.

The child was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, where they are expected to survive.

Witnesses said some of the suspects ran off on foot and some took off in vehicles. Tuscaloosa Police located one of those vehicles and stopped it, spawning a foot chase after the vehicle’s occupants got out and ran.

Several of those suspects were taken into custody, and they and other witnesses and suspects continued being identified throughout the night.

None of the suspects thus far named lived in the apartment complex, and four suspects thus far have been located and arrested.

Of those arrested so far, two are younger than 18 and cannot be identified because of Alabama law. Both juveniles were charged as adults with multiple counts of attempted murder and first-degree assault.

The two adults arrested are:

  • Aamod Tre’Shon Jones, 19.  Jones was charged with three counts of attempted murder with a $180,000 bond and first-degree assault with a $100,000 cash bond.
  • Tyriek O’Shay Evans, 18. Evans was charged with two counts of attempted murder with a $120,000 bond and first-degree assault with $100,000 cash bond.

Several other suspects and persons of interest are still being sought.

The original story is below:
Multiple shots rang out on Monday at around 4:15 p.m. at the Village at Brooke Meadows Apartments. One of those injured an innocent child who was swimming in the complex’s pool. 
The Tuscaloosa Police Department responded to the scene, which widened as they found more evidence in the street and in a nearby parking lot.
“It’s sad when you can’t come out and enjoy what you love, that you’ve got to be looking out,” said TPD Deputy Chief Sebo Sanders.
As shootings like this continue, residents say they’re more concerned than ever about the safety of their children.
“This is sad because Ive lived here all my life, and now you’ve got kids that dont deserve this,” said Donna Browning, who heard the shots ring out. “Too many innocent lives are being taken too soon.”
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