A 22-year-old woman has been charged with capital murder after a fatal shooting in Tuscaloosa very early Saturday morning.

Investigators arrested 22-year-old Brengyha Edwards late Saturday night for her alleged role in the death of Versaun Leonard, 19.

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Leonard was killed on Tuscaloosa's Willow Lane around 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

Captain Marty Sellers, the co-commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the investigation into the killing is still active and that more arrests will likely be made in connection to Leonard's death.

Edwards was still being processed at the Tuscaloosa County Jail at the time of publication and her mugshot was not immediately available. It will be added to this story once it is uploaded to the jail's website.

Because she was charged with capital murder, Edwards will be held without bond until the case is resolved through a plea deal or jury trial.

If convicted of capital murder, there are only two possible outcomes for Edwards -- life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.

According to publicly available court records, Edwards had no significant criminal history in Tuscaloosa or anywhere else in Alabama.

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