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Robbery, kidnapping & shooting across counties

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Chirag Patel, left, and Joshua Cameron. Chirag Patel, left, and Joshua Cameron.
 A robbery, kidnapping and a shooting are all under investigation across sections of central Alabama.  Tuscaloosa Police were called in Friday morning in reference to the robbery and kidnapping.  We've learned that occurred 11:00 p.m. Thursday at the 3700 block of McFarland Boulevard East.  The 79-year-old victim reported that he was kidnapped at gunpoint and driven to Bibb County.  Once there, he was able to escape and call for help.  

Once law enforcement was notified, the victim's vehicle was located a short up the road.  Officers had to chase down the vehicle, but two suspects were eventually apprehended.  Joshua Cameron, 31, and Chirag Patel, 30, were arrested.  Tuscaloosa Police tell us Cameron was also responsible for shooting another subject in Bibb County before he was taken into custody by law enforcement.  That shooting incident is being investigated by Woodstock Police.

Cameron is being held in Bibb County at this time. Patel is in Tuscaloosa County.

At this time, Patel has been charged with Kidnapping, Robbery, and Theft of Property.  He is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with a bond of $150,000.00. Warrants for the same charges for Cameron will be obtained later Friday.

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