Four students arrested for Alabama A&M shooting

A student was shot inside an apartment at Normal Hills Apartment Complex.
A student was shot inside an apartment at Normal Hills Apartment Complex.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Four students have been arrested for a shooting at Normal Hills Apartment Complex at Alabama A&M University.

Police arrested 18-year-old Luther Martavius Snipe of Union Springs, 18-year-old Jermaine Tra'varis Smith of Birmingham, 19-year-old Deangelo Merrill of Mobile and 20-year-old Dezman Ivory of Birmingham. They have all been charged with first degree burglary and first degree assault.

The shooting victim, an A&M student, suffered non-life threatening injuries. He will be hospitalized for the next three to four days.

"'See something, say something' proved to be a valuable tool in helping law enforcement solve this case," stated Executive Director of Public Safety Monica Ray. "No further arrests are anticipated from this incident."

Three of the students were Alabama A&M football players. Snipe, Smith and Merrill have been dismissed from the team.

"I am disappointed their alleged actions," stated Alabama A&M University Head Coach Anthony Jones.  "We understand and expect the legal process to run its course and each young man will have a right to have their case heard in court. Being a student-athlete at Alabama A&M University is a privilege.  The University has 'zero tolerance' for this type of alleged behavior from any student, and it will not be tolerated by me or by my staff.  Each student-athlete is expected to maintain a standard of decorum that represents the University at all times."

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