18-year-old charged with attempted murder after 2 people shot in Tuscaloosa

18-year-old charged with attempted murder after 2 people shot in Tuscaloosa
Willis Battle Jr. (Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

TUSCALOOSA Ala. (WBRC) - An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two people in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa police said at 7:45 p.m. on January 15, investigators were called to several areas in and around the 3000 block of Elm Street on a shooting.

Officers located two people at DCH who had been shot, one with life-threatening injuries. A 19-year-old told investigators he had been shot while sitting in his vehicle parked on Elm Street. His injuries were life-threatening.

A 17-year-old told officers that he was standing on Elm Street beside the other victim’s vehicle when three men came up and one started shooting. The 17-year-old’s injury was serious, but did not appear to be life-threatening.

Wednesday, January 20, 18-year-old Willis Battle Jr. was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder $60,000 bond, Discharging into Occupied Vehicle, $30,000.

Copyright 2021 WBRC. All rights reserved.