TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in connection to the first homicide this year in Tuscaloosa.
Police say they responded to a shooting in the Washington Square neighborhood around 3:30 p.m. on February 18. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit responded to the intersection of Fosters Ferry Road and 24th Street.
The victim’s body was found in the street. Police say the victim is 22-year-old Darrieon Dewayne Dees.
Investigators found several shell casings and a gun in the area, which led to the arrest of the 16-year-old.
Authorities say they have identified several others possibly in the area at the time of the shooting and are working to locate them for an interview.
The shooting happened several blocks from Stillman College. The school went on lock down as a precaution. No one was allowed on campus and students were asked stay in their buildings for a short time.