Man charged with murder following shooting at apartment complex near Huffman HS

Shooting investigation on Florentine Circle

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Sgt. Money with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says one person is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex.

At approximately 4:52 p.m., deputies received a call of shots fired at Country Park Apartments on Florentine Circle near Huffman High School.

Sgt. Money said when they arrived on the scene, they discovered the victims had fled. They were found on Old Springville Road and Ware Drive in a white car.

Two of the victims were unharmed. The third victim was found dead in the back seat.

Authorities have identified the deceased as 31-year-old Andre Quintin Lawrence, Jr.

According to witnesses, Lawrence was at the apartment complex waiting for a ride when the suspect arrived at the location. Lawrence and the suspect were acquainted through relationships with a female witness. When the suspect saw Lawrence, he produced a gun and fired at the Cadillac as Lawrence attempted to leave with the two additional witnesses. One of the shots struck and killed Lawrence, according to police.

Police have identified that suspect as 27-year-old Tarrell Reishon McCarter-Craig.

Tarrell Reishon McCarter-Craig, 27.
Tarrell Reishon McCarter-Craig, 27. (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

McCarter-Craig was taken into custody and charged with murder, according to police. His charge carries a $50,000 bond.

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