Update on police investigation into ‘Strip’ shooting, fight involving Tide football player

Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage from businesses located near the late-night fight involving an Alabama football player.

Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker said two separate incidents sent victims to the hospital, but neither injury was directly related to the gun fire. Two men were charged with reckless endangerment for firing shots into the air to disperse the gathering crowd.

The first victim, who sources identify as Alabama receiver DeAndrew White, was injured in the first altercation around 2 a.m. on the 1200th block of University Boulevard.

An unidentified 31-year old received “severe head injuries” when a second fight broke out on the perimeter of the first, Baker said.

“It’s not part of that fight, but it happens after the crowd … you can see there are some people in the crowd who are still kinda ramped up and angry about what’s happened to the man who is laying on the pavement,” Baker said.

As of early afternoon, Baker said White remained in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ryan Javaris Hamilton and Quamayne Rakesh Tolbert, both 22, were arrested for firing the gun. Both identified themselves as Stillman College students, Baker said.


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