Labor Day victim dies from gunshot wounds, charges upgraded to capital murder

Published 10:44 am Thursday, September 6, 2018

The victim in a Labor Day shooting in Selma has died, according to Selma Police Department Chief Spencer Collier, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson and social media posts from family members.

Trendarius Hill, 21, died Wednesday night from gunshot injuries sustained from an incident on Monday.

The shooting occurred on the 1300 block of Highland Avenue Monday afternoon.

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Shaquille Tyus, 23, of 918 Dallas County Road 306, was charged Monday night with two counts of attempted murder from the shooting of Hill and his brother.

Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said the second count comes from Tyus shooting at Hill’s brother, who was with him but was not hit. Collier did not identify Hill’s brother.

Collier said Hill was Tyus’ target, not his brother. Collier also said Tyus had an altercation with Hill on Sunday night and shot him after seeing him on Labor Day around 1 p.m.

After the shooting Monday, Hill was airlifted to the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

Collier said the charges against Tyus have been upgraded to capital murder.