Shooting suspect arrested, charged Tuesday

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Retaliation to an alleged domestic violence dispute might have sparked a Monday night Selma shooting.

Selma Police reported Tuesday that Michael Blevins, 23, who resides at 2100 block of L.L. Anderson Avenue, has been arrested and charged with first-degree assault, a Class B felony, after allegedly shooting a 34-year-old male Monday on the 2100 block of L.L. Anderson Avenue.

According to Lt. Curtis Muhannad, with the Selma Police Department, Blevins is currently in Dallas County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

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“Detectives believe that motive for the shooting involved a physical altercation between the victim and his girlfriend, which is the mother of Michael Blevins,” Muhannad said.

Selma Police responded Monday at 8:49 p.m. to call from L. L. Anderson Avenue in reference to a gunshot victim. When they arrived at the scene, they were told Blevins was the shooter and fled the scene in a gold vehicle.

Officers later received a call later from the victim reporting he was headed to the Vaughan Regional Medical Center when he had a single-vehicle car accident on Sam Mosely Drive, less than a mile from the hospital, Muhannad said.

When officers arrived at the accident scene, the victim told Selma Police Blevins had shot him.

The victim was transported to Vaughan and airlifted to a medical facility in Tuscaloosa for treatment. He sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and right arm, Muhannad said.

Blevins will make his first court appearance Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse.