Marengo native slain in Tuscaloosa shooting

Hunter Callahan, pictured here with friends, was shot and killed Tuesday outside a Tuscaloosa apartment complex. The 17-year-old Marengo County native was enrolled at Shelton State. Funeral services are set for Saturday.

Hunter Callahan, pictured here with friends, was shot and killed Tuesday outside a Tuscaloosa apartment complex. The 17-year-old Marengo County native was enrolled at Shelton State. Funeral services are set for Saturday.

Tuscaloosa investigators identified the victim of a Tuesday night shooting as 17-year-old Hunter Callahan of Marengo County.

Callahan, who was attending Shelton State Community College, was killed Tuesday at approximately 10:53 p.m. at River Road Condominiums near Jack Warner Parkway in the Cottondale area according to Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assistant commander Lt. Kip Hart. Callahan died after being transported to DCH Regional Medical Center.

While a motive for the shooting is not yet known, Hart told The Tuscaloosa News that authorities believe Callahan was meeting someone at the time of his shooting.

“We have reason to believe that he was going to meet somebody in that area, maybe not specifically the condominiums – we’re not sure who or why at the moment,” Hart told The News.

Hart said investigators are in the process of locating possible witnesses.

“We have obtained video evidence and are reviewing it right now, and we’re still processing other evidence recovered from the scene that hopefully will lead us in the direction of the suspect,” Hart said.

Callahan was a member of Sweet Water Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Bobby and Lisa Hammond Callahan as well as his sister, Ashley Callahan.

Visitation will be held at Crossroads Community Church on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Rev. Glenn Akridge will officiate the service and burial will follow at Sweet Water Cemetery. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.