A suspect has been arrested in the drive-by shooting of a “straight-A” Alabama teen who died after a bullet whizzed into his bedroom window, police and grieving relatives said.
James Deanthony Reed, 18, was charged with capital murder in Friday’s “heartbreaking and senseless” slaying of Kei’lan Allen, 13, in Tuscaloosa, where investigators believe Reed was targeting one of the teen’s older relatives, police said late Sunday.
Reed was jailed without bond and investigators expect to make additional arrests in the case, police said in a statement. It’s unclear if Reed hired an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Relatives told AL.com Kei’lan likely didn’t even hear the barrage of 13 bullets unleashed at his house, one of which sailed through his bedroom window and struck him in the head, police said. The teen was pronounced dead…