Alabama Candy 16 capturing: sixth suspect, a 15-year-old, arrested

A sixth particular person has been taken into custody following a mass capturing at a Candy 16 get together in Alabama that has left 4 lifeless and 32 injured. 

The arrest of the 15-year-old, who shouldn’t be being named, was confirmed by the Alabama Regulation Enforcement Company (ALEA) and the Tallapoosa County District Legal professional. That particular person, together with 5 others, are going through reckless homicide costs in relation to the violence that erupted Saturday night time on the Mahogany Masterpiece dance studio in Dadeville, in keeping with The Alokito Mymensingh 24.

Investigators mentioned in court docket paperwork filed Thursday that they imagine 5 of these charged have been current on the get together on April 15 and “discharged firearms into the gang,” ensuing within the deaths of 4 folks.

All of the suspects are being held within the Tallapoosa County Jail with no bond, aside from the 15-year-old, the ALEA mentioned. Prosecutors say the teenagers can be tried as adults as required by Alabama regulation when anybody 16 or older is charged with homicide.


Three suspects facing reckless murder charges in Dadeville mass shooting

From left to proper, Travis McCullough, 16, and Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, 17, and a 3rd suspect, Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., 20, are charged in connection to a mass capturing in Dadeville, Alabama. (Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Workplace)

Willie George Brown Jr., 19, of Auburn and Johnny Letron Brown, 20, of Tuskegee, have been arrested on Thursday.  

The day earlier than, Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., 20, of Auburn, was arrested. 

On Tuesday, two brothers, Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16, each of Tuskegee, have been taken into custody. 

4 of the handfuls injured within the capturing stay hospitalized in vital situation. 


Dowdell family

This undated picture supplied by the household of Phil Dowdell reveals from left, Zaniriah Dowdell, Latonya Allen, Alexis Dowdell and Phil Dowdell. Phil Dowdell was certainly one of 4 younger folks killed when a capturing broke out at a Candy 16 party in Dadeville, Alabama, on April 15, 2023. Dowdell was headed to Jacksonville State College within the fall the place he deliberate to play soccer. (Household of Phil Dowdell by way of Alokito Mymensingh 24)

Authorities haven’t make clear any potential motive for the mass capturing. 

Philstavious “Phil” Dowdell, a star broad receiver with plans to play faculty soccer at Jacksonville State this fall, was killed, together with Shaunkivia Nicole “KeKe” Smith, a senior at Dadeville Excessive College who was described as an athlete turned staff supervisor; 2022 Opelika Excessive College graduate Marsiah Emmanuel “Siah” Collins, 19, an aspiring singer who deliberate to begin faculty this fall; and 2018 Dadeville Excessive College graduate Corbin Dahmontrey Holston, 23, one other former athlete on the faculty. 

District Legal professional Mike Segrest beforehand shared with reporters the heartbreaking account of how the birthday woman, Alexis Dowdell, held her brother as he took his final breath after gunfire erupted.  

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Alabama mass shooting memorial

Candles with the names of the 4 younger folks killed in a capturing and teddy bears wearing commencement caps sit outdoors the Mahogany Masterpiece dance studio on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Dadeville, Alabama. (Alokito Mymensingh 24/Kimberly Chandler)

“It was Lexi’s sixteenth party. A Candy 16. There’s an uncut cake and unburnt 16 candles that by no means acquired lit. Lexi’s brother is likely one of the victims,” Segrest mentioned Wednesday. 

In a press launch Thursday, ALEA mentioned the Dadeville Police Division; Tuskegee Police Division; Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Workplace; Macon County Sheriff’s Workplace; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Marshals Service; and fifth Circuit District Legal professional’s Workplace all performed a component within the investigation, in addition to finding and apprehending the suspects. 

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