A manhunt is underway for two men and a woman who are wanted for two different murders committed in Tuscaloosa this weekend.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said investigators have been working tirelessly since a deadly shooting at Tuscaloosa's Snow Hinton Park Saturday was followed by a second killing at the Legacy at Country Club Apartments the next day.

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Kennedy said the victim of the first showing was 21-year-old Lorenzo Deairos Graham, who was shot dead in the park as his 1-year-old son sat nearby.

Police believe Graham was killed by Davaras Rayshun Grayson, also known as Ray Ray. Warrants have been issued to charge Grayson with capital murder, and anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call the Tuscaloosa Police Department or the Violent Crimes Unit immediately.

(Davares Rayshun Grayson, AKA “Ray Ray.”)

Kennedy identified the victim of the Sunday killing as 23-year-old Kortnei Kelvontaye Mills.

One person, Nelson Beville, has already been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection to that case. Two others are still at large.

(Nelson Beville Jr)

Kennedy said police believe 25-year-old Charles Deandre Newton Jr, also known as CJ, killed Mills. Newtown is wanted for murder.

(Charles Deandre Newton Jr AKA “CJ.”)

Police are also seeking 22-year-old Chakyla Deambri Scarbrough, also known as Poot. She is wanted for Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

(Chakyla Deambri Scarbrough AKA “Poot.”)

Kennedy said both investigations are still active and more subjects may be charged in the future.


He said anyone who sees or know the whereabouts of any of the people listed above should their local law enforcement immediately and warned that any person who knowingly obstructs or hinders the investigation, identification, or apprehension of any of these suspects will be investigated and could also be criminally charged, if appropriate.

The violent crimes unit can be reached at 205-464-8690. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867.



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