TPD Arrests Murder Suspect from Christmas Day Robbery & Shooting
The Tuscaloosa Police Department has finally apprehended a man allegedly involved in a Christmas Day shooting and robbery at a Skyland Boulevard car wash.
24-year-old Terrence Cortez Williams of Eutaw was arrested Tuesday after a monthlong manhunt after the December 25th shooting and robbery. Multiple witnesses and one victim at the scene told TPD officers a man had fired a gun after stealing Christmas gifts and other items from the victim.
At the time, Williams was also free on bond in a pending case in Sumter County involving multiple charges including murder, two counts of attempted murder and second-degree criminal mischief.
Just after the robbery, investigators quickly developed Williams as a suspect and attempted to apprehend him in a daytime traffic stop on Wednesday, December 30th in front of the TPD East Precinct on University Boulevard. However, Williams refused to stop and led officers in a high-speed pursuit through residential Alberta that at some points reached speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour.
The chase ended when Williams abandoned his car in a cul-de-sac and fled. He managed to elude TPD until Tuesday when officers aided by the U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrested Williams at a residence in Northport and placed him in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Williams has been charged with first-degree robbery and attempted murder. Bond was set at the maximum for each of the Class A felonies: $60,000 for each charge for a total of $120,000.
Williams may also be extradited to Sumter County and charged in the crimes he is believed to have committed there.
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