Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating a predawn shooting that left one person dead early Tuesday morning, according to the commander of the multi-agency Violent Crimes Unit.

Marty Sellers, the unit's co-commander, alerted area media to the killing just before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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He said Tuscaloosa Police officers were called to a shooting at 2500 11th Court, where they found one person had died.

The responding officers alerted the VCU, which is made up of detectives from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the Northport Police Department, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the University of Alabama.

The VCU investigates all violent crimes, unnatural deaths and sex crimes in Tuscaloosa County, and they have taken over the case.

No further details about the victim, possible suspects, circumstances or motive for the shooting were immediately available.

By the count of Tuscaloosa Thread staff, the shooting marks the 18th homicide the VCU has investigated in the county so far in 2021.


UPDATE, 12 P.M. TUESDAY: The victim has been officially identified as a 20-year-old Tuscaloosa man. 

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