17 Year Old Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder
The Tuscaloosa Police Dept. and the Violent Crimes Unit were dispatched to the intersection of 20th St. And Dinah Washington Av. on a reported shooting. The victim was located and found to have injuries from being shot with a shotgun. The victim was treated at DCH and will survive. The shooter was determined to be in a house nearby. Despite initially refusing to come to the door, after some time the suspect exited and was taken into custody by TPD. Subsequent investigation found probable cause that the suspect shot the unarmed victim as the victim was walking along the street. It was found that the tow had been arguing over the past week over several minor issues. A warrant was obtained for attempted murder and the suspect was booked into jail. The suspect is Kentavious Thompson, age 17, but due to the use of a deadly weapon, will be charged as an adult in this case.