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Tuscaloosa man charged with 2 counts of attempted murder

Marcus Jones (Tuscaloosa Police)

A 48-year-old Tuscaloosa man is facing two counts of attempted murder.

Police say Marcus Jones shot into vehicle with two people in it and then assaulted another person on 2nd Street East Wednesday afternoon. Victims tell police they were at a home down from the abandoned residence Jones was at when he began harassing them.

When two of the victims left the residence in a vehicle police say Jones pulled out a gun and started shooting at the car. According to authorities, Jones then came into the front yard of the assault victim and began hitting with a pistol.

Neither person in the vehicle was struck by the gunfire, and the assault victim was taken to DCH with non life-threatening injuries. The shooting was apparently stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the suspect and assault victim.

Jones faces charges of 2 counts of attempted murder, 2nd degree assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and certain persons forbidden to possess a pistol. He is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $180,000 bond.

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