Investigators in Tuscaloosa have charged two men with several crimes after a shooting in downtown's Temerson Square left five injured early Saturday morning.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers were called to Temerson Square at 23rd Avenue and Fourth Street just before 3 a.m. on reports of a shooting with multiple victims.

Kennedy said investigators have spent Saturday interviewing witnesses and victims, watching surveillance video, collecting video evidence and more, and have developed a narrative of what happened.

He said the two suspects arrested Saturday afternoon were involved in a fight outside of Roxy's Bar & Nightclub and retrieved guns from a nearby vehicle before opening fire on the bar.

Kennedy said at least one person returned fire, and one of the suspects was wounded in the gunfight.


Now, 22-year-old Joe Nathan Brothers, Jr.  and 23-year-old Joshua Marquese Coston have both been charged with four counts of attempted murder, one count of shooting into an occupied building, three counts of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and three counts of shooting into an unoccupied building.



Brothers was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where bond was set at $360,000.

Coston, who was injured when someone in Temerson Square returned fire, is in police custody and is being treated for his injuries in a secure undisclosed medical facility.

If and when he recovers, he will also be booked in the county jail.

The four victims reportedly shot by the duo are being treated for their injuries, which Kennedy said do not appear to be life threatening.

He added that the VCU's investigation is ongoing and others may be charged in the future.

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