21-year-old woman charged with attempted murder after fight in Tuscaloosa parking lot

21-year-old woman charged with attempted murder after fight in Tuscaloosa parking lot
21-year-old Nitaya Elizabeth Carter (Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa Police have arrested 21-year-old Nitaya Elizabeth Carter and charged her with attempted murder after a parking lot fight ended in gunfire.

TPD responded to Albert Parkway and 23rd Avenue East around 1:15 Thursday afternoon to find a female victim who had been shot twice. An investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit revealed that the victim and the suspect had been involved in an ongoing dispute and met, accompanied by their associates, in a parking lot between the PARA Tennis Center and the Boys and Girls Club.

A fight broke out and according to investigators, the girls were broken up by their friends.

Police say Carter then returned to her vehicle, retrieved a weapon and fired three shots at the victim, striking her twice. Police say Carter was the only one armed during the encounter and evidence showed that the fight had ended.

The victim was transported to DCH and is expected to survive.

Carter fled the scene before being located by police, She was arrested shortly after and booked into the Tuscaloosa City Jail and is being held on $30,000 bond.

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