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Tuscaloosa man charged with shooting 9 year old

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TUSCALOOSA - AL - Tuscaloosa County homicide investigators have charged Keeondray Sterling in connection with the shooting of a 9 year old boy last month.

The shooting happened June 30th in the 1800 block of 41st Avenue.  At the time investigators said the 9 year old from Birmingham, Alabama was at the Hayes Housing Apartments basketball court with his 17 year old cousin.  An older man approached the two about a on-going dispute with the cousin. 

Investigators say as the boys ran away, Sterling shot at them hitting the 9 year old twice...once in his left arm and lower left side.  The young victim's injuries were not life-threatening.  He has been released from the hospital.

ABC 33/40 has learned that Keondray Sterling was out of jail on probation for murder at the time of the June 30th shooting.  Sterling was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of Darjohn Colston at Creekwood Village Apartments in Tuscaloosa.  Those apartments are not far from where police say Sterling shot the 9 year old last month.

Sterling is in the Tuscaloosa County jail.  He now faces charges of attempted murder and first degree assault.

 

 

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