Tuscaloosa, Alabama Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Friday Drive-By
A Tuscaloosa man was charged with attempted murder late Tuesday after shooting into a vehicle several times last week.
Tuscaloosa Police were called to the scene of a shooting in the area of 35th Street and 11th Avenue around 4:07 p.m. last Friday, July 9. The multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit was called to assume the investigation.
The victim reported that he was stopped at a red light when the suspect pulled up alongside him in another vehicle. The suspect then fired multiple times into the vehicle, striking the victim several times.
Captain Jack Kennedy, commander of the Tuscaloosa VCU, did not identify the victim. He did say the victim was transported for treatment. His injuries were later determined to be serious but not life threatening.
A suspect was quickly identified as Lamarcus Darnell Williams, 34. Warrants were obtained for Attempted Murder and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. Williams was located Tuesday night, taken into custody and committed to jail.
In addition to these new charges, Williams was currently on parole for prior charges. His release was revoked. His total bond amount for the two charges was set at $120,000.
Kennedy said that the motive in the shooting appears to have been a personal disagreement between Williams and the victim.
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