1 Shot and Wounded in Tuscaloosa Monday Night, Suspect in Custody
One person was killed by gunfire and the alleged shooter told police he acted in self-defense during a shooting in Tuscaloosa Monday night.
Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said calls started coming in to police dispatchers shortly after 8 p.m.
Officers responded to the 300 block of 24th Street, off Hargrove Road south of Forest Lake, and found a male victim there had been shot, Taylor said the victim was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center but did not have word about his condition at 9 p.m.
Taylor also said responding officers have a man in custody they believe is the shooter.
TPD will pass the case on to the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, who will investigate the shooting and move forward with charges if they are warranted.
VCU Commander Jack Kennedy told media after midnight that the man killed, 43-year-old Tibaous Giles, was killed in the shooting.
"Responding TPD officers located and took the suspect into custody. The Violent Crimes Unit was called out to assume the investigation. The scene was processed, evidence was collected, and witnesses and the suspect were interviewed. Possible issues of self-defense have been raised in this incident and no arrests have been made at this time," Kennedy said. "This case is still under active investigation and no other information will be released. Anyone who witnessed this shooting, or has any information is urged to contact the VCU at (205) 464-8690."