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6 Arrested, Including 15-Year-Old, For Deadly Alabama Sweet 16 Birthday Party Shooting

Ty Reik McCullough, Travis McCullough, Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., Johnny Letron Brown and Willie George Brown Jr.

Apr. 21 2023, Updated 12:41 p.m. ET

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Law enforcement officials in Alabama have now announced the arrests of six people for their alleged involvement in the fatal shooting that occurred at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville.

The shooting killed four people, ranging in age from 17 to 23, as Front Page Detectives previously reported. Besides the fatalities, 32 others were injured, four of whom remain in the hospital in critical condition.

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Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16, were arrested on April 18, Front Page Detectives previously reported.

Hours later, Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., 20, was arrested. On April 20, Johnny Letron Brown, 20, and Willie George Brown Jr., 19, were taken into custody.

Later in the evening on April 20, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile, the sixth person charged in the case, NPR reported. Court records were not released on this suspect because of the suspect's age.

Each of the six accused have been charged with four counts of reckless murder, officials said. The district attorney said the first five suspects will be tried as adults, as Alabama law requires anyone 16 or older who is charged with murder to be tried as an adult.

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All of the suspects are being held in the Tallapoosa County Jail with no bond except for the 15-year-old, according to authorities.

Officials said the suspects could face additional charges.


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