Police: Caregiver charged after disabled man shot student
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police say a developmentally disabled man shot a University of Alabama student, resulting in the arrest of his caregiver.
News outlets report the 21-year-old male student was shot in the arm outside a popular brunch spot Sunday. Tuscaloosa police Capt. Kip Hart says the shots rang out from a parked car.
Investigators found the car, which had fled the scene, and learned the shooter was a 28-year-old man in the care of 30-year-old Javaris Deangelo Dubose. Hart says Dubose had left his loaded pistol inside the car while making a reservation.
Dubose is charged with reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. The unidentified shooter was taken to a facility for monitoring and evaluation. It’s unclear if Dubose has an attorney who could comment.
The student has been released from the hospital.