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"She's fighting for her life." That's what Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Commander Sgt. Dale Phillips said about 4-year-old Tamerra Harper Saturday evening. Harper was shot in the head and rightMore >>
A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life after getting shot while sleeping in her Tuscaloosa home. More >>
Tuscaloosa authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting of a four-year-old girl on Friday. The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit arrested Kendrick Lakeith Hyche on Monday, JulyMore >>
Tuscaloosa authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting of a four-year-old girl on Friday.More >>
Homicide investigators have charged Joshua Raheem Long with attempted murder, first degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied building.
Tuscaloosa police arrested Long around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and booked him into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $120,000 bond.
Investigators say they developed information about Long's connection to the shooting while they were following leads on another case. They also used evidence they already had to determine that Long was involved.
Four-year-old Tamerra Harper was shot on July 12, 2013 while she was sleeping on a living room couch at a home on 31st Avenue. Her grandmother was home with Tamerra and her twin sister at the time.
At least 36 bullet homes were visible at the home after the shooting, but Tamerra was the only person who was hit.
Three days after the shooting, police arrested Kendrick Lakeith Hyche on charges of attempted murder, first degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied building. He was also booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $120,000 bond.
Police said Hyche was the driver of the getaway car. Investigators say they believe the intended targets were two young men who also lived at the residence, but were not home at the time of the shooting.
Since the beginning of their investigation, police have been searching for a second suspect. Officers said in 2013 two suspects and the two boys who lived in the home had an on-going argument that escalated.
Two weeks ago, four-year-old Tamerra Harper was desperately fighting for her life after being shot in the head and arm during what investigators called a drive-by shooting. "We were told by doctors they'veMore >>
Doctors are amazed at the progress four-year-old Tamerra Harper has made after being shot in the head and arm in a drive-by shooting two weeks ago. More >>