3 charged, including 2 teens, in Alabama birthday shooting

Investigators work at the site of a fatal shooting in downtown Dadeville, Ala., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Several were killed during a shooting at a birthday party Saturday night, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

(NewsNation) — Alabama police have made a third arrest in connection with the deaths of four people who were killed in a weekend shooting at a teenager’s birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama.

Several hours after officers announced two teenagers were charged as adults in connection with the shooting, police arrested another man, 20-year-old Wilson LaMar Hill Jr. Officers arrested 17-year-old Ty Reik McCullough and 16-year-old Travis McCullough Tuesday evening. Each faces four counts of reckless murder, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency news releases.

Prosecutors have said they will ask a judge to hold the teenagers without bond.

The charges so far account only for the people who were shot and killed. Additional charges are expected in relation to others who were injured at the party, investigators said at a news conference Wednesday morning.

Thirty-two people total were injured.

Those killed include Corbin Holston, 23, of Dadeville; Philstavious Dowdell, 18, of Camp Hill; Marsiah Collins, 19, of Opelika, and Shaunkivia Smith, 17, of Dadeville.

It was Dowdell’s sister’s birthday people had been celebrating, said Mike Segrest, District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Alabama.

“There’s an uncut cake and unburned 16 candles that never got lit,” Segrest said. “(Her) brother is one of the victims. At her 16th birthday party she knelt by her brother as he took his last breath. That’s what we’re dealing with here…The message that I want to send…don’t mess with our kids.”

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