Suspect arrested in connection to East Jefferson County shooting death

Tarrell Reishon McCarter-Craig

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting the left one man dead on Monday.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Florentine Circle in East Jefferson County to investigate reports of shots being fired. 

Shortly afterwards, Deputies were alerted that the driver of a white Cadillac sedan had flagged down Birmingham authorities and advised them that they had been the target of the shooting at Florentine Circle and a passenger in the vehicle had been struck.

According to witnesses, Andre Lawrence, 31, was at the apartment complex waiting for a ride, when the suspect arrived at the location. The victim and the suspect were familiar with each other by a female witness. When the suspect saw the Lawrence, he produced a gun and fired at the Cadillac as the Lawrence attempted to leave with the two additional witnesses. One of the shots struck and killed Lawrence.

Following an investigation, Tarrell Reishon McCarter-Craig, 27, was taken into custody and charged with murder. His charge carries a $50,000 bond.

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