25-year-old arrested after 1 killed, infant injured in Tuscaloosa shooting

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — One person was killed and an infant was injured in a Tuscaloosa shooting Sunday morning.

According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened on the 4400 block of 20th St. NE around 9:15 a.m. Deputies arrived at the scene to find 53-year-old Willie Haywood Jr. dead and a 2-month-old infant shot.

The child’s mother, 25-year-old Lashana Henderson, was detained at the scene. According to deputies, Henderson said she was in an argument with Haywood and armed herself with a gun. Deputies determined Henderson fired the gun at Haywood while he was holding the infant. Both Haywood and the infant were struck.

Henderson is charged with capital murder in connection with the death of Haywood. Additionally, Henderson is charged with first degree domestic violence for causing serious injury to her child by means of a deadly weapon. She is currently being held without bond.

The infant was last known to be in critical condition.

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