Teen charged with attempted murder in Tuscaloosa shooting

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A 17-year-old boy is being charged as an adult in an attempted murder case that left an 18-year-old man injured. 

Tuscaloosa Police say 17-year-old Christopher Brown was arrested after the teen he allegedly shot identified him as the suspect to authorities. 

On July 17, police responded to a call of a shooting at McKenzie Court Apartments around 9 p.m. Officers found the 18-year-old male victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to DCH Medical Center. 

According to the victim, the shooting happened in front of Brown’s apartment. Police say during an interview, Brown admitted to shooting the victim during an argument. 

The victim was last listed in stable condition. 

Investigators searched Brown’s apartment and recovered a handgun they say was reported stolen out of Huntsville. 

Brown is charged as an adult with attempted murder and certain person forbidden to possess a pistol. Police say more charges are pending relating to the stolen gun.

The suspect is being held at the Tuscaloosa County jail on a $70,000 bond.

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