Suspect in Tuesday Shooting Out on Bond From Thanksgiving Day Biting, Stabbing in Tuscaloosa
The suspect charged in a Tuesday shooting at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex has been identified as the same man arrested for the Thanksgiving Day stabbing and biting at the same location late last month.
Pasha LaKeith Darget, 36, was charged with attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, second-degree assault and third-degree domestic violence after allegedly shooting a 40-year-old woman at Forrester Gardens apartments off James I. Harrison, Jr. Parkway.
Tuscaloosa Police were first called to the scene shortly before 7 a.m. on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for her injuries, and remains in serious condition.
The suspect fled before officers could arrive, and responding TPD officers set ups perimeter to start a search for the suspect. He was located shortly after.
The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit then assumed the investigation. The VCU is made up of detectives from TPD, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department. They investigate all unnatural deaths, homicides and most sex crimes in Tuscaloosa County.
Darget was first arrested on Thanksgiving Day after injuring two people at Forester Gardens apartments. A resident called Tuscaloosa Police shortly after 8 a.m. to report an unwanted visitor who would not leave the area.
The dispute reportedly escalated and Darget allegedly punched a 46-year-old woman before proceeding to bite a 22-year-old man and then using a kitchen knife to cut his hand. Neither of the victims required serious medical attention.
Darget was charged with second-degree assault and domestic violence assault and was jailed on a combined bond of $8,500.
Captain Jack Kennedy with the Tuscaloosa VCU confirmed the 40-year-old woman who was shot Tuesday morning was one of the two family members who were victims in the Thanksgiving incident. She had been in a previous relationship with Darget.
No bond was set until Darget's charges can be evaluated by the courts.