Two Teens Charged With Murder After Saturday Night Slaying
Two 16-year-olds were charged with murder Sunday following a fatal shooting at a party in Tuscaloosa the night before.
Captain Jack Kennedy, the assistant commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said three people were shot Saturday night during a gathering on 24th Avenue East and Third Street East.
Two victims sustained life-threatening injuries, and a third man, 33-year-old Jeffrey Charles, was killed.
Kennedy said investigators have determined that sometime during the neighborhood party, a fight broke out and several people drew firearms and fired shots at one another.
Kennedy said Charles is believed to have been an innocent bystander uninvolved with the mayhem who was struck by reckless gunfire.
After collecting evidence and interview witnesses, VCU investigators have charged Johnneius Wilson and Keyonta Jones, who are both 16, with one count of attempted murder and one count of murder each.
Both men were booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where their bonds were set at $210,000 each.
Kennedy said the investigation into the tragedy continues and the more charges may be filed against other suspects in this case.