UPDATE: 3 in custody, 1 wanted in connection with man’s murder in Tuscaloosa
Court records detail surveillance video of the scene
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - A man in his twenties was shot and killed Sunday afternoon according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Two men and one woman have been arrested in the case. Investigators said they are looking for one other woman.
Investigators identified the victim as 23-year-old Kortnei Kelvontae Mills.
Officers arrived to find Mills’ body in an outdoor area of Legacy at Country Club Apartments off Alabama Highway 69 South at 1601 Mimosa Park Road.
TPD says they are investigating whether or not the killing is connected to another shooting in the apartment complex earlier that morning. Two residents reported that several shots were fired into their apartment at 3:57 a.m. Their unit and an unoccupied unit next to it were damaged by the gunfire.
Capt. Jack Kennedy with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said 25-year-old Charles Deandre Newton Jr. was arrested Thursday night. Warrants are on file for Murder.
According to court documents minutes before the shooting people were seen walking toward Kortnei Mills’ apartment. Investigators said surveillance video showed one person walking with a gun and another person was heard calling Mills’ name. Investigators said another video showed Mills running away and hiding behind a portion of fence.
Witnesses identified a person in a red shirt shoot at Mills, walk up to him while he was on the ground, and shoot him again. Investigators said Charles Newton was the person identified in the red shirt.
20-year-old Nelson Beville Jr. was arrested in the case Monday.
Bevill Jr. is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
Investigators said 22-year-old Chakyla Deambri Scarbrough AKA “Poot” was taken into custody Friday. Warrants are on file for Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
A woman who has not been identified is also wanted in connection with the case.
If you know anything about the case, 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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