Alleged Tuskegee shooter turns himself in to Huntsville Authorities

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An early morning shooting at Tuskegee University left two students with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened between 3:30-4 a.m. in a parking lot of a university residence hall, Tuskegee University released in a statement.

The incident could have been the result of an active shooter on the campus, according to the university.

Police have identified 20-year-old Ras Hodari Akanbi Jacobs-El, a Tuskegee student, as the shooting suspect.

He turned himself in to authorities in Huntsville on Saturday afternoon, according to

Jacobs-El will be charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

“We are deeply saddened by this incident,” Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson said in a statement. “Tuskegee University is a close-knit family institution where students, faculty, staff and administrators are deeply connected. Although we are still investigating and learning the complete circumstances surrounding this incident, let us all turn our attention and focus to the recovery and well-being of the injured students, who along with their families, have our prayers, thoughts and support during this tragic incident.”

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