Tuscaloosa police make arrest in connection with shooting downtown

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuscaloosa Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of 4th Street at 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Sterling Rowe, wanted person in connection with this shooting, is in custody in Eutaw, Alabama. He will be transported back to Tuscaloosa where he will be held in the County Jail pending $75,000 total in bonds, according to Lieutenant K.T. Hart.

A 22-year-old female was shot in the arm and transported to DCH, but since has been treated and release. Investigators were told the incident transpired as Kennedy’s Bar was letting out for the night. Two individuals that were in the bar got into an argument outside, where a physical altercation began, and several other people joined in. Investigators believe that a person who had connection to one of the original fighters retrieved a gun from a vehicle and opened fire.

Tuscaloosa Police Department obtained footage from the scene, and Hart said it appears there was somewhere around 30 individuals in the vicinity when the shooting occurred. This includes people around the bar, walking to their cars, as well as those involved in the original altercation.

Investigators said it appears the woman who was shot had no connection with anyone involved in the fight.

After the scene was processed, numerous shell castings were recovered.

Anyone that was in the area at the time of the shooting and has information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 205-464-8692 or CrimeStoppers at 205-752-7867.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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