Wendy’s shooter charged with capital murder

Kenderius Sherman

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson

In the moments after a 16-year-old girl was shot inside a car at a Wendy’s drive-thru in Northport, 911 calls came pouring in.

The vehicle containing Tuscaloosa County High School student Trinity Shannon, a male driver and another woman fled the scene at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Alabama Highway 69 and ended up at Field Crest Apartments nearby.

That’s where investigators found Trinity dead and the driver injured. The second woman in the car escaped harm.

Hours after the shooting, investigators were carting 19-year-old Kenderius Sherman to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a charge of capital murder and two charges of attempted murder.

Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Jack Kennedy said Trinity’s death was an unnecessary tragedy.

“There is no excuse for it, and we are grateful that the law of those circumstances allows the highest charge that can be leaded against them,” Kennedy said. “(Tuscaloosa) Police Chief Brent Blankly, Northport Police Chief Gerald Burton, and the University of Alabama and (Tuscaloosa County) Sheriff Ron Abernathy do nothing but support this unit. However, the work is carried on by these individual investigators, who work as a team day in and day out and carry these cases with them day to day, and I am extremely proud to just be a part of the unit.”

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