Tuscaloosa Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Fayette County Shooting
A Tuscaloosa man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot and seriously injured a man at a party in Fayette County last month.
Andy Hamlin, the district attorney for Fayette County, said the 21-year-old suspect is Ruben Hedgemon, and that he fired multiple shots as he left a part on New Hope Church Road in southern Fayette County on September 26th.
Hamlin said the victim was struck by several bullets and was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
After investigation, police developed Hedgemon as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest the day of the shooting. Local, state and federal law enforcement have been searching for him since.
Hamlin said U.S. Marshalls with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force found the man at a home on Ormond Street in Tuscaloosa and arrested him Thursday.
The federal agents were assisted by Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies and their K-9 units, Hamlin said.
“I’m thankful that the suspect is in custody. I’m appreciative of the investigators in my office and the assisting agencies that worked really hard to ensure that this happened without incident,” Hamlin said.
Hedgemon was booked in the Fayette County Jail, where his bond was set at $100,000.
Hamlin said no further information can be released about the ongoing investigation at this time.