Police Charge Tuscaloosa, Alabama Man With Attempted Murder After Monday Shooting
A 35-year old Tuscaloosa man has been arrested after a shootout on 21st Street Monday night.
Violent Crimes Unit Assistant Commander Marty Sellers said officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department were called to the 3500 block of 21st Street just after 10:30 p.m. June 14 after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.
Upon arrival, officers noted two vehicles had been hit with gunfire. Further investigation revealed the suspect had fired a rifle once into the air then aimed his gun at a 21-year-old male victim before firing multiple times as the other man ran away.
"Two cars were hit multiple times by the gunfire," Sellers said. "There were several groups of people standing on the street who ran as well to escape the gunfire."
"One of the vehicles that was shot into was occupied by a 16 year old male who was also a Tuscaloosa resident," Sellers added.
Investigators were able to identify the suspect as 35-year-old Patrick Hall of Tuscaloosa. Hall was charged with Attempted Murder, Shooting Into an Occupied Vehicle, Shooting Into an Unoccupied Vehicle and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Regional Jail on a $120,000 bond.
There were no injuries reported in the incident.