TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Central High School was placed on a “closed campus” after a domestic violence incident happened near the school.

Tuscaloosa City Schools sent out a release that stated the campus was on a closed campus due to an incident that happened around 2:20 p.m. on the cut-through road between the parking lot and the athletic complex of the campus. Witnesses told police they saw a woman on the ground and the suspect running west in front of the school.

According to police, this was a domestic violence incident between a man and woman. Violent Crimes investigators learned that the suspect Deanthony Kemondre Winston, 19, was involved in a domestic assault with his girlfriend as they were driving on 15th street. Winston’s 24-year-old girlfriend pulled over by Central High School where Winston continued to assault her, including pistol-whipping the woman.

After Winston was out of the car, he fired shots at his girlfriend’s vehicle where it was still parked. Investigators also learned that there were five other people in the vehicle, including three children. Police say the suspect is in custody at this time and the victim has been transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

Winston will be charged with attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and second-degree domestic violence assault. He will be placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending $120,000 in total bond, police report. 

No students were involved in the incident, police report. 

As a safety measure, Central High School was secured while Tuscaloosa Police Department wrapped up the situation. The closed campus was lifted around 3:50 p.m.