Suspect Arrested After Tuesday Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in Northport, Alabama
A suspect has been apprehended in the Tuesday shooting that killed a sixteen-year-old girl and injured another in Northport.
Captain Jack Kennedy, commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit alerted the media at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday that a suspect was taken into custody.
The incident began around 5 p.m. at the Wendy's restaurant at 1920 McFarland Boulevard when a gunman in a vehicle opened fire on three people in another car. Multiple calls began coming into 911 from Northport.
According to Keith Carpenter, the assistant chief of the Northport Police Department, both vehicles then left the scene of the crime before police arrived.
As investigators with the VCU were en route to the scene at Wendy's to assume the investigation, they were called to a second location on Fieldcrest Drive off Watermelon Road in Northport on reports of two persons shot in the area.
Northport police responded and secured both scenes.
When investigators arrived, they found a 16-year-old girl dead at the scene with gunshot wounds. Another person was transported to DCH with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Investigators now believe the two scenes at Wendy's and Fieldcrest were connected.
A second, uninjured female was also present in the vehicle that was shot.
The injured 20-year-old driver reported the victim, Trinity Shannon, 16, and the uninjured passenger had been in his vehicle in line at the Wendy's when a second vehicle pulled up alongside.
At least one person in the second car began firing into the vehicle. They fired multiple times, striking the 16-year-old and killing her. The driver was struck once before fleeing to Fieldcrest Drive and contacting law enforcement.
The suspect arrested Tuesday night was identified as Kenderius Sherman, 19.
The driver reported he and Sherman had a long history of past disagreements and that he was possibly the intended target of the shooting.
Sherman was identified by the victims, video footage and third-party witnesses, investigators said.
Sherman was charged with Capital Murder and two counts of attempted murder.
He was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Tuesday evening where he will be held without bond.
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