More than two and a half years after a robbery attempt turned deadly, police in Tuscaloosa have charged a fourth suspect with murder for his alleged involvement in the case.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, alerted local media to the arrest Tuesday afternoon.

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The killing in question took place in June 2021, when 19-year-old Versaun Leonard was fatally shot on Willow Lane. 

Three suspects from Marengo County were arrested almost immediately - Brenygha Edwards, Justin Jenkins, and Quartavius Hudson - and accused of killing the teenager in a robbery gone wrong.

Kennedy said investigators suspected even back that summer a fourth suspect was involved.

Investigators revisited the case this year and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office's Cyber Intel Unit lent their hands to develop evidence and identify the fourth person as Quentin Hudson, now age 23, of Demopolis.


Kennedy said investigators searched for Hudson last week, and he eventually turned himself in for arrest in Montgomery.

Hudson is now booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on no bond.

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