Second shooting incident nets arrest

Published 8:53 pm Friday, April 23, 2010

A Troy man was arrested early Friday after the second shooting incident near Troy University within a week.

Ahmaad Untrel McClaney, 23, faces several charges, possibly stemming from a shooting incident that took place around 2 a.m. Friday.

Troy Police Spokesman Sgt. Benny Scarbrough said the department received a call shots had been fired in the 600 block of Folmar Street.

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In route to the area, Scarbrough said one officer spotted a vehicle headed south on Folmar Street near University Avenue that turned its headlights off and quickly on again.

McClaney was the driver of the vehicle, which was stopped in the parking lot of University Avenue and Collegedale.

McClaney has been charged with driving without required headlights, disorderly conduct, obstructing government operations and carrying a firearm without a license.

He was taken to the Troy City Jail.

Scarbrough said no injuries were reported in the alleged shooting incident.

McClaney was driving a black Nissan.

Troy University Relations Coordinator Andy Ellis said McClaney has not enrolled at the university since summer 2009. He is listed as a senior defensive back on the Huntington University football team’s Website.

Scarbrough said he is unsure whether the incident Friday was connected to a shooting reported just last Thursday on the Troy University campus.

No one was injured in the first shooting that took place behind Alumni Hall, a dorm on the campus, around 10:30 p.m.

The number of shots fired in that incident were reported to be around three, and the suspect was driving a silver Nissan Altima.

Though there may be similarities, Dean of Student Services Herb Reeves said information now leads them to believe they may not have the same suspect.

Officers continue to investigate the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.