Man charged in Tuesday evening Interstate 20/59 shooting

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UPDATE, Aug. 2, 9:10 a.m.

A 24-year-old man is facing charges after a shooting Tuesday evening on Interstate 20/59 that injured another man.

Randarius Bevelle was charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and first-degree assault after the incident, which happened just before 6 p.m. near Exit 86. That’s the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant exit.

The 3-year-old victim called 911 and reported another vehicle traveling on the interstate had pulled alongside the passenger side of his vehicle and fired into it, striking him once. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.

After interviewing the victim and witnesses, investigators developed a suspect vehicle and located that vehicle and Bevelle late Tuesday.

Investigators interviewed Bevelle and recovered the firearm used in the shooting. Motive for the shooting, investigators said, appeared to be road rage.

Bevelle was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

Original story is below:

A 30-year-old man was injured in a shooting while he was driving on Interstate 20/59 in Tuscaloosa Tuesday evening, the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said.

The victim, whose injuries are not life-threatening, called 911 just before 6 p.m. and reported he’d been shot by someone in another vehicle while both vehicles were traveling on the interstate.

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating the incident, which happened around the 88-mile marker near Exit 86 leading to the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant. The plant itself was not in any way involved in the shooting.

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