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By Christa Jennings
Senior staff writer
At approximately 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 20, special agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) made a sixth arrest in connection to the Dadeville mass shooting.
A 15-year-old juvenile of Tuskegee was arrested and formally charged with four counts of reckless murder.
As of press time, ALEA had reported a fifth arrest having been made in a press release it sent Thursday at 2:43 p.m. While the sixth arrest was made at the same time as the fifth arrest, ALEA did not announce or report that arrest until 10:05 p.m. Thursday, April 20, when it sent a press release with the tenth update regarding the Dadeville shooting.
A total of six arrests have now been made after a complex and thorough investigation was conducted with assistance from numerous law enforcement agencies following the shooting that occurred on Saturday, April 15, near the 200 Block of Broadnax Street in Dadeville, located in Tallapoosa County. The shooting resulted in four fatalities and 32 individuals injured.
Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, 17, of Tuskegee and Travis McCullough, 16, also of Tuskegee were both arrested at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., 20, of Auburn, was arrested at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, and Johnny Letron Brown, 20, of Tuskegee, was arrested at approximately 8 a.m., and Willie George Brown Jr., 19, of Auburn, was arrested and formally charged with four counts of reckless murder on Thursday, April 20.
All individuals arrested in connection to this death investigation have been charged with four counts of reckless murder, and they have been booked into the Tallapoosa County Jail with no bond with the exception of the 15-year-old juvenile.
The Dadeville Police Department; Tuskegee Police Department; Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office; Macon County Sheriff’s Office; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the United States Marshals Service; and the 5th Circuit District Attorney’s Office were all instrumental in assisting and supporting the investigation, along with locating and apprehending the suspects.
Videos and photos related to the incident may still be submitted online via the FBI’s website at: https://tips.fbi.gov/digitalmedia/29fa2c127a79963.
Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing.
See this week’s edition for the full story covering last Saturday’s shooting and the five arrests that had been reported as of press time. Any arrests or other breaking news related to this case that occur between now and next week’s edition will be posted to “The Coosa County News” website.