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Arrests in Dadeville shooting up to six

With three arrests on Thursday, law enforcement officials have now charged six suspects in connection to the deadly shooting.

A press conference in Dadeville, Alabama, after a mass shooting on Saturday, April 15. Joel Brewer
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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Tallapoosa District Attorney announced three more arrests in connection with a deadly shooting in Dadeville on Saturday night. 

Willie George Brown, 20, of Auburn, and Johnny Letron Brown, 20, of Tuskegee, were both arrested and charged with four counts of reckless murder. Also, late Thursday afternoon, Tallapoosa DA Mike Segrest announced that a 15-year-old had been arrested and charged with four counts of reckless murder, bringing the total arrests to six in the shooting at a Sweet 16 birthday party that left four dead and 32 injured. 

Those arrests follow three announced on Wednesday: Ty Reik McCullough, 17, Travis McCullough, 16, both of Tuskegee, and Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., 20, of Auburn, were also each charged with four counts of reckless murder. 

Court documents in the cases against the five suspects charged as adults allege that they used handguns during the Sweet 16 party to fire into the crowd, causing the deaths of four people. The documents provide no other specific details about the shootings. 

Segrest told the Alex City Outlook that he couldn’t release the name of the 15-year-old suspect, but did say that he also was from Tuskegee and was being held at a juvenile facility. 

Segrest also told the Outlook that “there are no more anticipated arrests coming,” but that the investigation is continuing. 

ALEA said it is continuing to ask that witnesses come forward or provide the agency with photos and videos from the party. Officials said Thursday that despite dozens of interviews with witnesses, they don’t believe that everyone who was at the party has come forward at this point.

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Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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