Police Charge Tuscaloosa Man for 2019 Pizza Hut Shooting
A Tuscaloosa man was arrested Saturday and charged with attempted murder for his alleged involvement in a 2019 shooting outside a Pizza Hut that left a woman seriously injured.
According to a deposition filed Monday morning, two women were sitting in a vehicle parked at 702 Skyland Boulevard near the now-closed Pizza Hut on the afternoon of November 24th, 2019, when they noticed a man running toward their car.
The victim, who was 23 at the time of the shooting, reportedly became scared and tried to drive away, but the man opened fire on her vehicle as she fled the scene.
A bullet entered the car and struck the woman in her neck, police said. She was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center with injuries that investigators called "serious."
At the time of the shooting, Captain Jack Kennedy of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said they did not believe the shooting was a random act and said there was no ongoing threat to the public.
18 months after the investigation began, police have arrested 22-year-old Dezuan Shamel Turner-Owens and charged him with one count of attempted murder and one count of firing a gun into an occupied vehicle for the shooting.
Turner-Owens was arrested Saturday and placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a combined $90,000 bond. He remained there Monday afternoon.