Tuscaloosa, Alabama Authorities Believe Tuesday Shooting May Have Been Self-Defense
The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit has released additional information about a Tuesday shooting that sent one person to the hospital.
VCU Commander Jack Kennedy said the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the VCU were first called to the scene of the shooting at the Ramada Inn at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday.
Investigators were able to locate a female suspect; she admitted to being involved in an argument with the victim that ended in her shooting him.
"The male and female were acquaintances, but were not involved in a domestic relationship. At this time issues of self-defense have been raised and are being investigated," Kennedy said.
The victim was taken to DCH for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
This was an isolated incident, and did not involve the hotel or surrounding area," Kennedy said. All persons of interest have been located at this time, and there is no danger to the public. As neither subject has been charged with a criminal offense, their names will not be released at this time."
No further information is available at this time.