UPDATE: Second person charged with Cottondale apartment shootings
Donald Deshun Wynn
Update (2/6/12): The Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office says a second person was arrested Monday in connection with the shootings at a Cottondale apartment complex last Friday night.
Tivon Rollie Thomas is charged with five counts of Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Burglary 1st Degree, two counts of Assault 2nd degree, and one count of Assault 1st degree. Tivon was shot during the robbery and is currently in stable condition at DCH.
(2/4/12): The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 6 people were shot while attending a birthday party Friday night in Cottondale.
Deputies responded to the 5300 block of Ken Sealy Drive around 11:30 p.m. on a shooting. Tuscaloosa Police assisted them.
They found 4 victims in one apartment and another victim in a separate apartment building.
A 17-year old male was shot in the chest and an 18-year old female was shot in the abdomen. They are both in critical condition. Two 18-year old males were shot side and arm and are in stable condition. A 20-year old male was shot in the leg and was treated and released from DCH.
Police say the incident occurred when two males entered the apartment where the birthday party was taking place. The suspects took out handguns and demanded money.
A person attending the birthday party took out a handgun and returned fire at the armed suspects. One of the suspects was hit. He was later seen being dropped off in the parking lot of DCH by a private vehicle. He underwent emergency surgery and is currently being treated for a serious gunshot wound.
Tuscaloosa Police took a second suspect into custody. 23-year old Donald Deshun Wynn is charged with five counts of Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Burglary 1st Degree, two counts of Assault 2nd degree, and one count of Assault 1st degree.
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office is continuing their investigation. More arrests may come.