From The Tribune staff reports
SHELBY COUNTY – Nicholas Tyler Hardin, 19, of Chelsea, Alabama, has been charged with two counts of Assault 1st degree.
Shelby County 911 received a call on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at approximately 1:30 p.m., reporting a shooting with injuries at a residence on Brandy Circle, in Chelsea. Deputies responded to the residence and discovered a male and a female with gunshot injuries. Deputies detained a suspect at the residence and secured the scene for the Chelsea Fire Department to render aid to the victims. Both victims were transported to a Birmingham area hospital for treatment of their injuries, where they are currently in stable condition.
Investigators from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence and the hospital to gather additional information about the incident, and their investigation led to Hardin being charged. Hardin is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $60,000.
“I’m incredibly proud of our patrol deputies for taking quick action, securing our area schools, apprehending the suspect, and making the scene safe to render aid,” Sheriff John Samaniego stated. “Our investigators will continue to work diligently to ensure all facts in this case are brought to light.”
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators are continuing their investigation of the shooting, and Samaniego encourages anyone with information about this crime to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777, or on their website at www.crimestoppersal.com.