Alabama teens charged with assault, attempted murder in shooting

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2019 | Criminal Defense |

Disputes are not uncommon among people with differing opinions and values, including among teenagers. While violence is rare, police alleged that an ongoing dispute may have been the motivation behind a recent shooting in Alabama. The incident left two people in the hospital and three people facing criminal charges, including attempted murder and assault.

The incident reportedly happened at approximately 9 a.m. on a day in early February. According to reports, police responded to a call reporting a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, they are said to have discovered a 19-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and a 17-year-old female suffering from a shot to her leg. The former is said to be in critical condition with the latter listed in stable condition.

Police have since arrested three teenagers as a result of the incident, ranging in age from 16 to 19. While details regarding the alleged motivation are unclear, police reportedly suspect that the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between two groups of men or the victims and other females. It is unclear what evidence connects the three teenagers to the incident.

The three teens face charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, second-degree assault and attempted murder. Regardless of the charges a person may face, he or she is presumed innocent unless there is sufficient evidence provide to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. To ensure that they are prepared to make informed decisions regarding the case against them, they may choose to hire an experienced professional in Alabama to guide them through the process.