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UPDATE: 3 people arrested in connection to 12-year-old shot in St. Clair County

Child shot in St. Clair County
Published: Dec. 12, 2021 at 4:25 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2021 at 9:56 AM CST
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy Sunday on Bowman Circle in Pell City.

Roland Thibado
Roland Thibado(Charles Thibado)
Roland Thibado
Roland Thibado(Charles Thibado)
Roland Thibado
Roland Thibado(Charles Thibado)

18-year-old Micah Anton Ayala of Bessemer has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, and reckless endangerment.

Ayala is in the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville and no bond has been set.

Micah Anton Ayala
Micah Anton Ayala(St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Office)

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office also says a 14-year-old boy, who hasn’t been identified, was also arrested in connection to the shooting incident. Deputies confirmed Monday evening that he was arrested on 6 counts of attempted murder and 1 count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. The boy will be taken to Coosa Valley Detention and will have a juvenile hearing with 72 hours.

Tuesday morning deputies announced a third arrest in the case. Christopher Seth Smith, 18, of Vestavia Hills is charged with six counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and reckless endangerment. He is in the St. Clair County jail with no bond.

Christopher Seth Smith
Christopher Seth Smith(St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Office)

The investigation continues.

Officers said the 12-year-old boy was taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment and surgery.

WBRC contacted the father of 12-year-old Roland Thibado and he said: “Our son is in stable condition and a full/smooth recovery is expected. I would like the public to know at some point the bravery our son showed today in such a traumatic unexpected event.”

Thibado’s father said his son was released from the hospital. He thanked everyone for their prayers.

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 1:00 pm off Bowman...

Posted by Office of the Sheriff - St. Clair County Alabama on Sunday, December 12, 2021

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