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Tuscaloosa PD: 2 charged with capital murder after 16-year-old boy killed on Fosters Ferry Road

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 9:39 AM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Two people have been charged with capital murder and attempted murder following the death of a 16-year-old boy.

Tuscaloosa Police officers confirmed Xzorian Gray was shot and killed in the shooting on Fosters Ferry Road and 21st Street around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Gray was taken to a hospital for treatment but died.

Jashon Griffin, 22, is charged with Capital Murder and Attempted Murder. He’s is being held without bond.

Johnneius Wilson, 17, is also charged as an adult, with Capital Murder and Attempted Murder. He is also being held without bond. Wilson was currently out on bond for a previous murder with which he was charged on June 28, 2020.

Jashon Griffin and Johnneius Wilson are both charged with capital murder.
Jashon Griffin and Johnneius Wilson are both charged with capital murder.(Tuscaloosa PD)

The offense is capital due to the fact the victim was inside of a vehicle when he was shot.

21st Street was blocked off Wednesday morning at Fosters Ferry Road while investigators appeared to be collecting evidence from a car.

Police say the shooting happened in the road, and no nearby residences are believed to be involved. There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time.

Authorities continue to investigate.

Police say other persons of interest are actively being sought.

Anyone with any information concerning the shooting is asked to contact Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690 or Tuscaloosa Police at 205-349-2121.

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