Shooting suspect turns himself into investigators

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 1:32 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 3:51 PM CDT
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KILLEN, Ala. (WAFF) - Lauderdale County Sheriff’s have said that the suspect in a shooting that injured one man has turned himself in.

Kelby Dwight Pettus turned himself into investigators on Thursday, September 16th, according to the sheriff’s office. He is charged with attempted murder and certain person forbidden to carry a pistol. Pettus will be and housed at the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Deputies responded to a scene on County Rd. 377 on Saturday to a report of a man that was shot. After they arrived, they found Victor Jerome Carver III. with a gunshot injury. Carver was flown from the scene for medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

After an investigation, the sheriff’s office determined Pettus had shot Carver during an argument.

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