Police Charge Second Man After Saturday Shooting Death
A second man is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after a Saturday night shooting left a 23-year-old man dead.
The multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said a large group of people was outside the Marathon gas station on James I Harrison Parkway and Greensboro Avenue late Saturday night and at least two men were recklessly and randomly firing guns.
The victim, Laquavius Leon Pearson, is believed to have been accidentally shot and killed by his brother, 22-year-old Joshua Marquise Pearson.
Now the VCU has arrested another man, 23-year-old Nicholas Anderson, who police say was also "randomly firing a firearm" Saturday night.
Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the VCU, said Anderson was on probation for a previous first-degree robbery conviction and should never have had a gun in the first place.
Anderson was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. Kennedy said prosecutors within the District Attorney’s Office have revoked Anderson’s release on the pre-existing robbery charge and will be seeking to have his probation revoked.
"The Violent Crimes Unit, Tuscaloosa Police Department and District Attorney’s Office worked together to respond to this tragic incident and are committed to making our communities safer," Kennedy said.
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