Police in Tuscaloosa County have identified the man who was killed in a quadruple shooting at a residence early Sunday morning and arrested the man they believe is responsible.

As the Thread first reported, four people were shot early Sunday morning in the 1300 Block of 58th Street East in Tuscaloosa County.

One of them, 30-year-old Donavin Ryans, did not survive the shooting. Police said injuries to the other three victims are not considered to be life-threatening.

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In an afternoon update, Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said police interviewed witnesses and processed the scene for physical evidence. They were quickly able to identify a suspect - Gredrick Agnew, age 22.

Kennedy said Agnew had been asked to leave a small party or get-together at the residence, and came back with a firearm and shot through an open door while standing outside, injuring three people and killing Ryans.

The VCU obtained warrants on Agnew for Capital Murder early Sunday morning, and Kennedy said the upgraded charge stems from Agnew allegedly shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Kennedy said Agnew fled the scene after the shooting, but VCU investigators and the US Marshall’s Task Force were on his trail and searching for him in multiple counties.

"Late this afternoon Agnew was located in Marengo County and taken into custody," Kennedy said. "He has been committed to the Tuscaloosa County Jail with no bond. He has no bond because the charge is Capital Murder. He will also receive numerous additional charges after consultation with the District Attorney’s Office."

Ryans' murder is the 11th homicide investigated by the VCU so far in 2024.

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