BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit says they have charged a student with attempted murder after a shooting on Tuesday night on the Stillman College campus.
Authorities responded to Hay Hall at 8 p.m. after getting a report of a shooting. A 19-year-old male student was found shot more than once in the torso with a small caliber handgun. He was transported to DCH and is said to be in stable condition.
Twenty-one-year-old Elgerondo Williams turned himself in to an officer with the Stillman Police Department on campus. Investigators say the shooting stemmed from an argument over money owed on a bet.
School officials released a statement which read in part that before this incident there had been no violent crimes on campus for 13 years. They added that there is a zero tolerance policy for guns on campus and students undergo a mandatory room check twice a week.
Williams has been charged with attempted murder and was placed in jail on a $30,000 bond. School officials say that he has been expelled as a result of the charges against him. The weapon was recovered.