Teen wanted in Tuscaloosa apartment shooting case captured in Mississippi

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UPDATE (9:18 a.m.) :

Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide confirm Hartley was taken into custody in Kemper County, Mississippi after deputies responded to a trespassing complaint.

Hartley remains in the Kemper County jail awaiting extradition.

Investigators believe Hartley and a juvenile met with the victim to complete a drug deal. The victim was shot and then run over as the suspects drove away from the scene.

The victim remains in critical condition at UAB Hospital.


10:20 p.m. : The Kemper County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi has confirmed that they have arrested James Hartley and are in the process of extradition.

Kemper County Sheriff James Moore says they received a call about a trespasser on Thursday afternoon around Highway 495. The Sheriff's Department then figured out Hartley's identity as a wanted person.


One of the suspects in a Tuscaloosa apartment shooting, who is now the subject of a BOLO alert, is the son of a convicted murderer-- according to court documents.

Thursday, Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide released a BOLO for 17-year-old James Hartley.

Divorce papers for Hartley's parents confirm James Hartley is the son of Tracey Grissom.

Tracey Grissom was found guilty in the 2012 shooting death of her ex-husband.

An attempted murder warrant has been obtained for her son, James Hartley, in connection with Wednesday night's shooting at The Grand at Rum Creek apartments in South Tuscaloosa.

Police say a second 17-year-old suspect has been apprehended and charged with attempted murder.

The 18-year-old male victim remains in critical condition at UAB.

Apartment residents were still shaken Thursday.

"Everyone wants to know what's going on because some people have kids out here like me. I walk my son everyday. You just don't want to be outside and something happen like that or you don't want to see someone running with a hole in their chest," said apartment resident Travis Bailey.

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