Tuscaloosa Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Double Shooting
A Tuscaloosa man was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder after a shooting injured two people earlier this month.
According to a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department and court documents filed Tuesday, TPD officers were called to a residence in the 2800 Block of 25th Street last Wednesday around 6:15 p.m.
Officers found a 46-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds -- the man had been shot in his stomach, the woman was hit in her left arm.
Police believe the woman was involved in an argument with 30-year-old Christopher Obryant Elliott, who allegedly drew a handgun and shot her. It was not immediately clear what led to the male victim being shot.
Both victims were transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment of wounds that were not life-threatening.
The multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit took over the investigation and developed Elliott as a suspect in the case. Police obtained warrants for his arrest and took him into custody on Monday.
Elliott was charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault, both felonies. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he remained Wednesday afternoon on a combined $90,000 bond.