Third person arrested in Dadeville mass shooting

Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, Travis McCullough, and Wilson LaMar Hill Jr.
Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, Travis McCullough, and Wilson LaMar Hill Jr.(ALEA)
Published: Apr. 19, 2023 at 9:40 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2023 at 7:45 PM CDT
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DADEVILLE, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities announced Wednesday morning two teenagers from Tuskegee were charged in the deadly shootings that happened during a Sweet 16 birthday party at a dance studio in Dadeville Saturday night.

Travis McCullough, 16, and Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, 17, brothers both from Tuskegee, have been charged with four counts of reckless murder. The teenagers will be charged as adults.

Travis and Ty Reik both attended Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Ty Reik was a player on the football team. Travis did attend the school, but was expelled prior to the shootings.

On Wednesday afternoon, ALEA announced that a third suspect has been arrested. The third suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Wilson LaMar Hill Jr. of Auburn. Hill was arrested and formally charged with four counts of reckless murder.

“The Dadeville Police Department is going to do everything we can to ensure we have a successful prosecution for you,” said Dadeville Police Chief Jonathan Floyd.

Four people were killed and 32 were injured in the shooting.

“There is uncut cake, and sixteen candles were never lit. The message I want to send is this, These are my kids, these are our kids, do not mess with our kids,” said District Attorney Michael Seacrest.

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