Arrest made in Center Point shooting that injured 16-year-old


UPDATE — April 13, 2020

At 11:45 a.m., 21-year-old Walter Kennebrew Silmon was arrested on the charges of two counts of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Silmon is being held in the Jefferson County Jail. His bonds total $150,000.

Walter Kennebrew Silmon (Courtesy/JeffCo. Sheriff’s Office)

Center Point, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating after a 16-year-old was seriously hurt during a shooting.

It happened around 11 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the 1900 block of 1st Street Northeast. Deputies found a 16-year-old passenger in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

The driver who was also a juvenile said a man pulled over in a silver SUV, then stood in the middle of the road and shot into the vehicle, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports. As the victims attempted to drive off, the suspect rammed their vehicle with his SUV.

The victim was able to drive away from the scene and call 911.

The passenger was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Silmon is being held in the Jefferson County Jail. His bonds total $150,000.


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