Suspect sought after 21-year-old man killed in shooting in Tuscaloosa park

Howard Miller, 59, of East Spencer died from his injuries Friday, May 21.
Howard Miller, 59, of East Spencer died from his injuries Friday, May 21.(WBTV File)
Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 9:03 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - One man is dead after multiple shots were reportedly fired near the playground of a Tuscaloosa Park. Officers said the victim was there with his baby son.

Tuscaloosa Police say they received multiple calls around 7:33 p.m. of gunshots being fired near Snow Hinton Park.

Officers arrived to find a man who had been shot and killed near the playground. Caller also reported seeing several vehicles leaving the scene following the shooting.

Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit identified the victim as 21-year-old Lorenzo Deairos Graham.

Thursday investigators announced 27-year-old Davares Rayshun Grayson, AKA “Ray Ray” is wanted for the murder of Lorenzo Graham. Warrants are on file for Capital Murder. Investigators said the Capital Murder was issued because the victim was killed in the presence of a related child under the age of 14.

Davares Rayshun Grayson, AKA “Ray Ray”
Davares Rayshun Grayson, AKA “Ray Ray”(Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit)

Officers said Graham’s 1-year-old son was present during his murder.

Anyone who sees the suspect is asked to call local law enforcement immediately.

Tuscaloosa Police Department: (205) 349-2121

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office: (205) 752-0616

Northport Police Department: (205) 339-6600

University of Alabama Police: (205) 348-5454

Violent Crimes Unit: (205) 464-8690

Crime Stoppers (205) 752-7867 (May be eligible for monetary reward)

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