VCU: Murder Victim Was Killed Over Earlier “Domestic Altercation”
A man killed Saturday in Tuscaloosa was shot over a "domestic altercation" he had with a woman, investigators believe.
Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said police were called to Sun Valley Apartments on 36th Avenue Saturday around noon on reports of a shooting.
Officers found Terrence Knott, Jr., 37, dead at the scene.
Kennedy said the VCU spent the day processing the scene, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses before developing 28-year-old Dondre Joseph as their suspect.
Kennedy said Knott confronted Joseph after he'd been involved in a "domestic altercation" sometime before the deadly shooting. Kennedy said investigators believe that the altercation led to his murder.
Joseph has been charged with one count of murder and has been placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he is being held without bond until evaluation by the courts.
No other details were available Saturday night. Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates as they come in.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported the suspect, Dondre Joseph, was related to the woman with whom the victim, Terrence Knot, had a "domestic altercation." That has been disputed and removed from this report until it can be clarified.