Man Faces Capital Murder Charges After Shooting of Teen in Northport, Alabama
A young man believed to have been involved in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Northport Monday afternoon has been charged with capital murder and more suspects may yet be arrested.
Capitan Jack Kennedy, the co-commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers with the Northport Police Department were called to the scene of a shooting at Valley Hills Apartments around 3 p.m. Monday.
Upon arrival, police found 16-year-old David Martin, Jr. in his own vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one in his chest. The injured teenager was rushed to an area hospital for treatment, but did not survive.
The case was handed over to the VCU, which investigates all homicides in Tuscaloosa County, and they worked through the night to develop several suspects who they believe played a role in Martin's death.
One suspect, 18-year-old Ladamien Rogers-Wallace, has been arrested and charged with capital murder, the most severe charge available to police and prosecutors in the state. He is being held without bond in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
If convicted of capital murder, only two sentences are possible for the young man -- life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
Kennedy said several other persons of interest are being sought, and anyone who witnessed the deadly shooting or has any other information of interest is encouraged to contact the VCU immediately at 205-464-8692.
Martin's death marks the third homicide the VCU has investigated so far in 2022.
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