Update on double shooting that killed a man and critically injured 2-month-old baby

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 11:15 AM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities confirmed Wednesday, the two-month-old baby wounded in a double shooting is in critical, but stable condition.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Holt on 20th Street North East Sunday morning. Investigators said that’s where Lashana Henderson shot Willie Haywood Junior, who later died. Investigators confirmed the two were in a relationship.

According to court documents Henderson admitted shooting her 9mm handgun towards Haywood during an argument. She says she “realized Haywood was holding her baby when she fired the shot.”

A neighbor told WBRC the double shooting has shaken many people in the neighborhood. “I don’t think you can comprehend nothing with that especially with a baby being shot, hurt. How important do you think that they determine why this happened? It is very important because I think that people would like to know what would cause something like this to happen.”

Henderson is already being held without bond.

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