3 arrested in deadly shooting of 13-year-old boy in Tuscaloosa
Kei’lan Allen Death – Obituary : 13-year-old was shot and killed while in his room, playing on his iPad. Police said bullets came through his window in Tuscaloosa and struck the teen to the head.
According to Tuscaloosa Police, three suspects has been arrested in connection to the murder of Kei’lan Allen.
18-year-old James Deanthony Reed was arrested on Saturday night and charged with capital murder in the death of Allen.
TPD said Allen was pronounced dead at the home.
A second suspect, 21-year-old Julian Lamont Gordon, Jr., was taken into custody Monday afternoon.
Gordon has been charged with Capital Murder. He is being held on no bond.
A third suspect 19-year-old Jaden Zaire Jenkins was taken into custody at about 6 p.m. Monday evening.
Jenkins has been charged with Capital Murder. He is being held on no bond.
“Obviously this is a true victim, this is someone who did nothing to deserve being shot, not that anyone ever does, but sometimes victims contribute to their own demise, but he certainly did not do that. He was minding his own business,” Tuscaloosa PD Violent Crimes Unit Captain Marty Seller said.
According to police, there were so many bullet shell casings in the road near the home that officers had to use business cards from their wallets to fold and use as temporary evidence markers.
Court records show officers found several shell casings of different calibers.
Investigators also have surveillance video that shows the suspect’s car leaving the scene, in addition to being seen at a nearby service station minutes after the shooting.
Court records say Reed was seen getting out of the driver’s seat of the suspected vehicle.
Investigators believe Reed was targeting one of Kei’lan’s older family members.