Selma man charged with attempted murderPublished 4:07pm Thursday, October 10, 2013
A Selma man was arrested Wednesday hours after he allegedly shot and critically injured his cousin.
Selma Police received a call at 5 p.m. Wednesday of shots fired on the corner of Etheridge Avenue and Plant Street. Police found a man in his 50s lying on a nearby sidewalk, bleeding from his face and back.
The victim was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center and treated for gunshot wounds. Police said Thursday afternoon that the victim was in serious condition in a Birmingham-area hospital.
Murray and the victim were drinking and playing dominoes in a grassy field prior to the shooting, witnesses said. A conversation about a woman who both had a previously been intimately involved with caused a physical altercation, according to a news release.
After beating the victim, Murray left the area in a car and returned with his nephew Quovidis Britton, 35, in a gold Nissan Maxima, witnesses said. Murray returned with a shotgun and fired four shots at the victim, striking him as he attempted to flee on foot, according to the release.
Witnesses told police Murray received the weapon used in the shooting from a merchant on the 2100 block of Minter Avenue.
While investigating the crime scene, police said detectives received a call that both Murray and Britton were en route to the Selma Police Department to turn themselves in. Officers recovered the weapon used in the shooting but haven’t charged Britton.