One suspect dead, another in custody following break-in at The Links

Heather Buchanan

A man has been charged with Burglary 1 and Felony Murder after he and another man broke into a Tuscaloosa apartment early Monday morning, officials said.

Captain Gary Hood of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit said the Tuscaloosa Police Department was called out to The Links Apartments after two men broke into the victim’s upstairs apartment via the patio door. The victim woke up and fired his handgun at the suspects, hitting 24-year-old male Courtney Delante Campbell, Hood said.

Campbell and the other suspect, 25-year-old male Marcus Dionte McCall, leaped from the patio and attempted to get away. Hood said Campbell made his way across the parking lot, but appeared to have collapsed and died as a result of his wounds. McCall was injured from jumping off the patio but was able to get to his vehicle and drive off.

Upon getting a description of McCall’s vehicle from the victim, nearby officers were able to find McCall and take him into custody. He was transferred to Druid City Hospital to treat his injuries and was then booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail with a $80,000 bond.