October 30, 2019
Kalab Blake Whitworth.
So in early 2018, this kid, another white kid and two blacks killed a white teen in a parking lot.
Now, a black has killed him months before he was due to go on trial.
Two people were shot – one of them fatally – at a large party early Sunday in Etowah County, and now authorities are on the hunt for a suspect.
Attalla police and Etowah County sheriff’s deputies responded just before 2 a.m. to a 911 call of a shooting at 525 Country Road. When lawmen arrived on the scene, they found two people had been wounded by gunfire and transported via private vehicle to separate hospitals.
Sheriff’s officials said they learned that roughly 80 to 100 people were at the party when reportedly a single gunshot was fired. After the gunshot, everyone quickly fled the scene.
Alli Grace Tucker, age 21, of Crossville, taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center and shortly released after treatment of a gunshot injury below her knee. Kalab Blake Whitworth, 18, of Gadsden, was transported to Riverview Regional Medical Center and then transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he died during surgery. Whitworth had been shot in the chest.
The investigation shows, officials say, that a black male arrived at the party about an hour prior to the shooting and got into an argument with Whitworth. He fired a single shot striking the victim in the chest. The bullet exited the Whitworth’s back and struck Tucker in the leg, below the knee.
Whitworth is one of two teens charged a Jan. 4, 2018 shooting death in Gadsden. Whitworth was 16 when he was charged in the death of 18-year-old Aaron Joe Huff. He was set to go on trial in January 2020.
Authorities have not been able to identify the suspect and are asking for the public’s help. They have recovered a “doo-rag”, a jersey shirt and a revolver hand gun they believed belonged to the unidentified suspect.
The suspect was driving a black Dodge Charger that at the time it left the scene was covered in mud. He is described as tall and slender with dreadlocks. It appeared he was 18-25 years of age.
Aaron Joe Huff, the teen Whitworth helped kill.