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