From Tribune staff reports
NORTHPORT — An afternoon shooting at Wendy’s on McFarland Blvd. in Northport on Tuesday left a 16-year-old girl dead and another person injured, according to authorities.
The ordeal began around 5 p.m. at the Wendy’s located at 1920 McFarland Blvd. when a man in one vehicle pulled alongside another vehicle in the drive-thru lane with three occupants and began firing shots at the occupants, according to WVUA.
As Northport police arrived, another 911 call alerted officers to a second shooting at Fieldcrest Apartments near Watermelon Road. Further investigation indicated that there was not a second shooting, but rather the victims had driven to the apartments and called police.
According to the Tuscaloosa County Violent Crimes Unit, one of the victims, 16-year-old Trinity Shannon, was killed in the shooting and another victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect, police said, was identified by witnesses and video as 19-year-old Kenderius Sherman. Following a search by law enforcement agencies, Sherman was taken into custody Tuesday night. He was charged with capital murder and two counts of attempted murder. There is no bond on the capital murder charge and $120,000 on the attempted murder charges.