2 West Alabama Men Charged in Christmas Eve Shooting Outside Birmingham Bar
Two west Alabama men have been charged in connection with a double shooting outside a Birmingham bar on Christmas Eve that left one dead and another critically injured.
First reported by AL.com, Birmingham South Precinct officers were called to Marty's at 1813 10th Court S. in Five Points South at around 3:20 a.m. Friday morning.
Birmingham Police spokesperson Officer Truman Fitzgerald said when police arrived on the scene, they found two male victims shot. Both victims were unresponsive, one positioned at the entrance at the bar, and another in a parking lot across the street.
Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service rushed both victims to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Shaun Rhudy, 42, of Birmingham succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. As of publishing, the second victim remains in critical condition.
Investigators soon identified Alonzo Johnson II, 21, of Greensboro and Terrill Huey Jr., 27, of Moundville as two suspects. According to officials, the incident started when the bar's management refused Johnson admittance, citing a prior incident.
Johnson was then involved in a fight in the neighboring parking lot across the street, where he fired on Rhudy and the second victim. He soon fled the scene after a vehicle picked him up.
West Precinct officers were then alerted to reports of a vehicle fire on I-59 South just past the Arkadelphia Road exit.
Police determined the vehicle on fire fit the description of the suspect vehicle.
Officers took the suspects into custody. After questioning both men, detectives obtained warrants and charged Johnson with murder and first-degree assault, and charged Huey with two counts of hindering prosecution.
Johnson and Huey are currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail. Johnson has a bond of $180,000 and Huey has a $30,000 bond.