Tuscaloosa PD: 3-year-old boy struck by gunfire, 5 people in custody

3-year-old boy shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 4:46 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 2:47 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - On May 16, a 3-year-old boy was struck by gunfire and airlifted to Children’s Hospital. He is expected to survive, according to Tuscaloosa Police.

The shooting was reported in the pool area of The Village at Meadowbrook Meadows Apartments at 4:18 p.m.

One suspect was taken into custody outside University Mall, according to Tuscaloosa Police.

Police say some of the suspects ran away and some in vehicles. The responding TPD units were able to locate a reported suspect vehicle, and stop it, when several occupants fled on foot. Police were able to take several suspects into custody.

Working throughout the afternoon and night, multiple witnesses and suspects were identified by authorities. None of these individuals lived in the apartment complex. Police say five people have been located, arrested and committed to jail.

Authorities say of the five arrested so far, two are under the age of 18. Both juveniles have been charged as adults with multiple counts of attempted murder, as well first-degree assault for their actions leading to the injury of the 3 year old. The bond for the assault charge was set at $100,000 cash.

The three adults arrested are identified as 19-year-olds Kevonte Marteze Griffin, Aamod Tre’Shon Jones and 18-year-old Tyriek O’Shay Evans.

Kevonte Marteze Griffin
Kevonte Marteze Griffin(Tuscaloosa PD)
19-year-old Aamod Tre’Shon Jones.
19-year-old Aamod Tre’Shon Jones.(Source: Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit)
18-year-old Tyriek O’Shay Evans.
18-year-old Tyriek O’Shay Evans.(Source: Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit)

Police say Griffin has been charged with two counts of attempted murder with a $120,000 bond and first-degree assault with a $100,000 cash bond.

Jones has been charged with three counts of attempted murder with $180,000 bond, and first-degree assault with a $100,000 cash bond.

Evans has been charged with two counts of attempted murder with a $120,000 bond, and first-degree assault with a $100,000 cash bond.

Several other suspects and persons of interest are still being sought, according to police.

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