Police in Tuscaloosa have arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly shot another man several times outside a sporting goods store on New Year's Eve.

Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers were called to Academy Sports on Skyland Boulevard just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

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The victim, an adult man, had been shot several times but drove himself to the hospital for treatment of wounds Kennedy said were not life-threatening.

The suspect had left the scene by the time police arrived, but Kennedy said witness statements and video and physical evidence led investigators to 23-year-old Kajairames Conner.

Kajairames Conner

Kennedy said the VCU obtained an arrest warrant and located Conner Tuesday. He was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, then booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he remained Tuesday afternoon with no bond.


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