Two in custody for weekend shootings

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Managing Editor

May 22, 2000 10 PM

Troy saw its first murder in nearly two years this weekend when a juvenile allegedly shot a 26-year-old man.

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Saturday night, Yilmaz Adams of Troy was shot to death around 9:30 p.m. According to reports from the Troy Police Department, the murder was the result of an argument between the victim and the sister of the 13-year-old boy charged with the murder. Officials would not release the suspect’s name due to his status as a juvenile.

Police officers responded to the call at Royal Oak Trailer Park, just off Elba Highway in the west Troy area around 9:30. The victim was transported to Edge Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Details of the case are pending further investigation, said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

"It very unfortunate," Everage said. "We are sorry to see anything of this sort happen and we hope that people will learn to deal with their disagreements without bloodshed to make the city safer."

The Troy Police department is continuing its investigation.

Alabama State law would prevent the state trying the juvenile as an adult because he is one year shy of eligibility to be tried as an adult. State law will not allow juveniles under the age of 14 to be tried as adults in murder cases.

Scarbrough said the juvenile is in the custody of youth authorities and charges are pending.

A petition must be filed with juvenile court authorities before charges can be made against the suspect.

"We are continuing to research and investigate the case," Everage said.

The fatality was the second of two unrelated weekend shootings in Troy.

Friday night, officers responded to a shooting in the McClure Street area around 10 p.m. where they discovered that a female had been shot in the leg.

The victim was not fatally injured.

Officers arrested Willie Fred Carlton, 35, of Troy on Saturday afternoon. He was charged with attempted murder and bond has been set at $50,000. He is currently in custody at the Pike County Jail.

Police believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting.

Officials would not release the name of the victim in the case due to the ongoing investigation and notification of family.

The victim is reportedly in stable condition at Edge Regional Medical Center.