From The Tribune staff reports
SHELBY COUNTY — Two juveniles have been charged on Friday, September 2, for the shooting death of a Leeds teen.
“Shelby County 911 received a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound in the 400 block of Alexander Road, located in unincorporated Shelby County near the City of Leeds,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release. “Deputies and medical personnel responded and attempted to provide lifesaving measures, but their efforts were unsuccessful.”
Investigators from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded and immediately began to follow up on leads in the case. Within 24 hours of the shooting, investigators had detained two juveniles in connection with the murder investigation.
On Friday, September 2, 2022, Shelby County Sheriff’s Investigators signed warrants formally charging two juvenile males with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder each.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office states that due to current Alabama laws relating to juveniles charged as adults, identifying suspect/offender information cannot be released by law enforcement. As a result, both juvenile males from outside Shelby County are currently being held in the Shelby County Jail, each on a $280,000 total bond.
Sheriff John Samaniego would like to thank all supporting agencies for their assistance in this investigation, as well as the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities ask anyone with additional information to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 or on their website at www.crimestoppersmetroal.com.