UPDATE: Tuscumbia Police say 3 charged with capital murder in recent shooting

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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Tuscumbia Police say three people have been charged with capital murder in relation to a 19-year-old man's shooting on March 1.  A second teen was also injured.

Police Chief Tony Logan said three people with "extensive criminal histories" have been charged in the death of Kijana Freeman.   He and a 17-year-old were shot at the Spring Creek Apartment Complex.  The suspects are:

  • Thomas Hubbard, 31, of Berwin, Illinois (had been living in Muscle Shoals)
  • Peter Capote, 22, of Bensonville, Illinois (had been living in Muscle Shoals)
  • Benjamin Young, 29, of Florence
L to R: Peter Capote, Thomas Hubbard, and Benjamin Young (Photos: Tuscumbia Police)

L to R: Peter Capote, Thomas Hubbard, and Benjamin Young (Photos: Tuscumbia Police)

Young is being held in the Lawrence County, Tennessee jail. He was caught Friday night after a high speed chase.  The two others are in the Colbert County Jail being held without bail.

"Senseless is not a harsh enough word. Kijana was 19. He was about to go in the military. He had a 17-year-old passenger," said Chief Logan.

(Image: Kijana Freeman's family)

(Image: Kijana Freeman's family)

Investigators believe the duo was meeting someone to purchase an X-box, based on text messages on the victims' phones.  Chief Logan identified the weapon used in the shooting as a 7.62 mm assault-style rifle.

Logan said police were still seeking others related to the investigation.

"We will not rest until we have every single person with involvement in Kijana's death," Chief Logan said to the Freeman family.

Logan also urged the public to watch their children's social media accounts.

"Parents, please view your kids' social media accounts. I've had a real eye-opener in the past week."

He also urged the public to share updates responsibly on social media.

"There's been a lot of misinformation on social media after the shooting," Logan added.

We'll update this story on WHNT.com with more details later today.

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