Teen charged with attempted murder

Published 10:30am Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Millbrook teen turned himself into police Monday  afternoon and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of discharging into an occupied vehicle.

The charges stem from an altercation which turned physical Sunday night in which shots were reported to have been fired on the 2100 block of Wildwood Drive.

Police now believe the shooting this past Sunday is possibly connected to the report of multiple shots being fired in the parking lot between Memorial Center and the softball fields on April 12.

“While both cases remain under investigation, our community is not immune from the violence that is far too prevalent in today’s society,” Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson said. “We don’t have people getting shot or shot at as a regular occurrence in our city.”

Tanijay Woodard, 17, is being held in the Elmore County Jail on a $40,000 bond. Johnson said he will be charged as an adult.

Detectives were told two men entered a vehicle and attempted to leave the scene. As they were leaving someone begain shooting in the vehicle’s direction.

Johnson said several rounds entered the vehicle’s passenger area from the rear, with one round striking the vehicle’s left front fender.

Johnson said the April 12 shooting occurred while there was a softball tournament in progress and a birthday party going on in the park nearby.

“We have people that are very concerned for the safety of their children. As the chief of police and as a parent, I share that concern,” Johnson added. “We simply will not tolerate this violent behavior in our city. Bullets don’t have anyone’s name on them once fired. In most cases they do not hit their intended target but rather an innocent by-stander. That’s a tragedy that no one can live with.”

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