Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Investigators have charged a suspect after 30-year-old Quinton Allen Doughty was shot and killed Wednesday night in Alberta.
Kieric Diangelo Mitchell, 19, is charged with Doughty's murder. He is being held on a $75,000 bond in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Commander Lt. Kip Hart said the call came into officers about 10:20 p.m. as a large party on 24th Avenue East, where he says approximately 100 people or more had gathered.
Hart said as Tuscaloosa police officers were arriving, they heard gunshots and found Doughty in the street, deceased.
As of early Thursday morning, Hart says investigators are talking to witnesses, but they would like to talk to anyone else who may have information.
“Officers reported there were at least a hundred people in the roadway when this happened, so obviously a lot of people were there and have seen something, and we would just like them to come forward and tell us what they know and what they saw,” Hart said.
Investigators believe the shooting is related to several fights that happened just before the shooting, Hart added.
“The motive is not readily known at this time. We believe it might have been an argument between the victim and some other people in the area, but we have not confirmed that yet," he added.
Although crime in the Alberta area was once a major concern for officers, Hart says crime there is less frequent in recent years.
“The Alberta area itself has come a long way, even since I started work here, and it’s just sad that whatever caused this resulted in this man’s death.”
This marks the 16th homicide in Tuscaloosa County in 2016. Fourteen of those homicides have occurred within the City of Tuscaloosa.
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