Alabaster man faces attempted murder in shootings

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 28-year-old Alabaster man is facing a pair of attempted murder charges after police said he allegedly shot and seriously wounded a victim on May 31.

Hall

Hall

The Alabaster Police Department, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested Jamel Kentrae Hall at his residence in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast in Alabaster at about 11:45 a.m. on June 10.

“He heard we were looking for him, and he had been on the run,” Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said on June 11. “The U.S. Marshals were instrumental in helping us locate him.”

Hall allegedly shot and seriously injured a male victim while the victim was driving a vehicle on May 31, Rigney said. The suspect knew the victim in the case, Rigney said.

“The victim was shot and seriously injured, and was able to identify the suspect for us,” Rigney said, noting the victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

According to Hall’s arrest warrant, the victim was shot twice in the thigh during the May 31 incident. On June 6, Hall allegedly “shot at the victim while (the victim) was driving an automobile,” which led to Hall’s second attempted murder charge.

As of June 11, Hall was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $300,000.

Attempted murder is a Class A felony. If convicted, Hall could face between 10 years and life in prison per charge.