Local rapper charged with murder in fatal Tarrant shooting

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE 8/14 10:12 AM: Police have charged a local rapper with murder, according to Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno.

Daniel Lee Jelks, also known as 2 Gunz Vito, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Tarrant Police are on the scene of a shooting in which a suspect has been taken into custody, according to Chief Dennis Reno with the department.

CBS42 News learned of the shooting on the 1400 block of Thomason Avenue around 3 p.m. Reno told CBS42 News that a black teenage male victim was shot and killed and that authorities are still processing the scene.

The suspect reportedly told Tarrant Police that the victim tried to rob him, and had driven to the area in a car that he stole from Mountain Brook, according to Chief Reno.

Reno has identified the victim in the shooting as Ralph Woodfin. Mountain Brook Police Ted Cook has confirmed that a Tan 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee found at the scene is one that was stolen from his city a couple of days ago.

CBS42 will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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