Police investigate two weekend shootings

Published 10:12 pm Monday, April 18, 2011

Two weekend shooting incidents led to the arrest of a Troy man who was charged with attempted murder.

The first incident was reported to Troy Police at approximately 10:25 p.m. Saturday.

“It took place in the 400 block of Warren Court,” said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

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Few details have been released about the incident, due to the ongoing investigation. However, Scarbrough said several victims were treated at a local hospital.

“Multiple shots were fired, but the investigation is ongoing right now,” he said.

In an unrelated incident, Charles E. Williams, 69, of Troy, was charged with attempted murder in a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning at the Obama Club on North Three Notch Street.

Scarbrough said police received a call at approximately 2:45 a.m. Sunday reporting that a person had been shot and was being taken by private vehicle to Troy Regional Medical Center.

When police arrived at the building at 1125 North Three Notch St., they found Williams with a .32-caliber revolver.

“As they were clearing the gun, they noticed that three of the six rounds had been fired.”

Damiel Alexander Johnson, 27, of Clayton, was shot once in the backside and once in chest. He was transferred to a Birmingham hospital and was in serious condition on Monday.

“All I know is that it was an altercation between the two,” Scarbrough said. “How it started and what it was over is still under investigation.”

Williams was charged with attempted murder and arrested about 7:15 a.m. Sunday. He was being held in the Pike County Jail on $100,000 bond.