HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police investigators have their hands full after four shootings in the city Tuesday.
Wesley Etheridge, 33, and Lequan Bailey, 36, got into an argument over money and shot at each other during the confrontation, police said. The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Chalet Circle, near the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Jordan Lane.
Bailey was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling. Etheridge was charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle. Bond had not been set Thursday morning for either man.
That shooting was the first one Huntsville police responded to Tuesday.
About two hours after that shooting, police said an 18-year-old woman was shot during a confrontation on Binford Drive. Police initially said she was taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition, but later said her injuries weren't life-threatening. Police said the suspect in the shooting was a 16-year-old, but did not say whether anyone had been charged.
Around 9 p.m., police began investigating their third shooting of the day. A 34-year-old man who said he was going to a home in the 4400 block of Bonnell Drive to get some items back from an ex-girlfriend was shot in the chest, police said. The man was taken to Huntsville Hospital for a non-life threatening injury, police said. That investigation also is ongoing.
Fuel City off Highway 72
The one shooting that resulted in a death happened just after 10 p.m. at the Fuel City on Highway 72. Police arrested Delvon Oneal Barnett on Wednesday and charged him with Capital Murder in connection with the shooting.
James Edwin Jones, 41, was shot at the gas station, police said. His wife crashed their vehicle at Highway 72 and Mastin Lake Road trying to get him to the hospital, police said. Jones was pronounced dead around 10:20 p.m.
Investigators determined the incident was over a drug deal that went bad and they believe Barnett was in the vehicle with Jones at the time of the shooting.
Police say they found evidence linking Barnett to the shooting while serving a search warrant at his home.
Huntsville Police ask individuals who have any information that will help investigators solve these cases to call their non-emergency number 256-53CRIME or submit an anonymous tip online.