Man charged with murder for Hay Court shooting in Tuscaloosa


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A man was arrested and charged with murder for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman in Tuscaloosa on Friday.

18-year-old Deramus Harris Jr. was arrested Saturday afternoon. He was charged with 2nd degree robbery and murder, totaling bonds of $180,000.

Harris faced previous charges of felony murder and attempted murder from February 19, 2020. Authorities say that court paperwork was filed and his bond was revoked in those cases. He is being held on no bond for the 2020 charges.

According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the call came in at 4:08 p.m. Friday about a shooting. A woman was found at Hay Court inside of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. She died from the injury at the scene.

The woman was identified as 19-year-old Shania Robinson.

Police received information from witnesses that led to the identification of multiple people that could have been involved with the incident. Following an investigation, police say two of them were deemed responsible for Robinson’s death. Warrants were obtained for both men, which led to the Harris’ arrest on Saturday.

The other man is currently being sought by police. His identity has not been released.

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