A Tuscaloosa man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection to an April shooting that may have turned deadly if not for the intervention of a bystander.

According to court documents filed Wednesday, Tuscaloosa Police Officers were called to a residence on Kemison Avenue in west Tuscaloosa on the afternoon of April 22nd on reports of a shooting.

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Investigators say 63-year-old Willie Ray Davis used a handgun to fire several shots at another man in the driveway of the house that afternoon.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Davis told his would-be victim that he was going to kill him and shot at him multiple times, but the other man was not injured.

Police say a bystander reportedly hit the gun Davis was firing, which allowed the victim to escape unharmed before Davis also fled the scene.

Now, two months after the shots were fired, police have caught up with Davis and arrested him Tuesday. Because he allegedly said his intention was to kill the second man, Davis has been charged with attempted murder.

He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, and remained there Thursday on a bond set at $40,000.

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