Teen Charged With Attempted Murder After Dice Game Leads to Shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
A 17-year-old in Tuscaloosa has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot another teenager several times over a dice game earlier this year.
In court documents filed Monday afternoon, investigators said officers with the Tuscaloosa Police Department were called to Woodlawn Manor Apartments at 3820 1st Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. on May 20th.
Responding officers found another teenager on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed by ambulance to DCH Regional Medical Center and later transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
He was treated for several gunshot wounds to his lower back and midsection, according to the deposition filed Monday. The victim, like the suspect, was a 17-year-old boy.
Investigators were eventually able to identify 17-year-old Jermarion Keshun Sanders, who lives in Tuscaloosa, as their primary suspect in the shooting.
Almost two months after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Sanders was arrested Saturday and formally charged with attempted murder.
Investigators believe Sanders lost money to the victim during a dice game at the apartment complex, became angry and opened fire on him.
Sanders was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail and remained there Tuesday morning, where his bond is set at $60,000.