A 17-year-old was awaiting trial in connection to murder when he and another man shot and killed a teenager in Alabama earlier this month, police say.
Tuscaloosa Police found 16-year-old Xzorian Gray suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car near Fosters Ferry Road and 21st Street around 11 p.m. May 4. A passenger in the car was also hurt in the shooting, according to police.
Gray was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit reportedly found multiple shell casings at the shooting site.
JaShon Griffin, 22, and Johnneius Wilson, 17, were both arrested on May 7 in connection to the shooting. Both face capital murder and attempted murder charges.
“Wilson was one of the two 16-year-olds at the time accused of killing Jeffrey Charles, 33, and wounding two others when gunfire erupted at a neighborhood party in the Crescent East complex” in June 2020, according to Tuscaloosa Police.
Authorities said Wilson and another suspect — both 16 at the time — opened fire when a fight broke out at a large gathering near 24th Avenue East and Third Street. During the fracas, Charles was fatally wounded, and two others were hurt.
Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Jack Kennedy told AL.com the investigation into Gray’s killing is ongoing and other persons of interest are being sought.