Officers Respond to Late-Night Shooting at Tuscaloosa’s East Edge Apartments
Several East Edge Apartments residents called 911 late Tuesday night to report shots being fired in the complex.
One witness said that while they were walking out of their apartment in Building 1000, they noticed a heated argument in a parking lot nearby. Not long after, they heard gunshots.
Another witness gave a similar recount of the story, saying gunshots were audibly heard near the east end of the complex. Both witnesses said they made 911 calls once they heard the shots.
Tuscaloosa Police Department and University of Alabama Police Department officers responded to the scene shortly after 11 p.m.
Shane Dorrill, the University of Alabama's assistant director of communications, told The Tuscaloosa Thread said that officers arrived at the scene two minutes after the 911 calls were made, and "no injuries related to the discharged firearm" were reported.
"Police believe the isolated incident resulted from an altercation, and that there is no ongoing threat to residents," he said in a statement.
Dorrill added that TPD officers did make one arrest to a non-UA individual "who is suspected of being involved in the incident due to an outstanding warrant."
The apartment complex sent an email statement to its residents just after midnight, updating everyone on the situation.
"As you may already know, Tuscaloosa and University Police are currently on property responding to a report of shots fired in the area," the statement read. "We are as concerned as you whenever something like this happens, and we are assisting the authorities with their investigation. Additionally, we ask you please stay clear of that area until police have completed their work."
The statement added that the scene was still active and that there was no additional information at that time. As a precautionary measure, the complex also increased nightly security detail and will continue to do so "until further notice."
As of Wednesday afternoon, all parking areas at East Edge are accessible.
This investigation is ongoing. For those who might have information that could be useful to the case, contact UAPD at (205) 348-5454.
The Tuscaloosa Thread will update this story with more information as it becomes available.