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May 6, 2021

19-year-old arrested in shooting that killed Alabama man, injured another victim

An Alabama 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another victim on March 20.

Shelby County officials report that Santrez Ka’shwan O’Neal White, 19, of Marion was arrested Friday, April 9, in connection a shooting near Montevallo.

On March 20, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation into the case and have since identified the deceased victim as Brandon Trenell Patrick, 29, of Montevallo.  An additional victim has also been identified, and he has since been treated and released for his injuries.

The investigation has led to arrest of  White, who is charged with one count of murder with bond set at $300,000 and one count of assault first degree with bond set at $30,000.

“My heart goes out to the family members and victims of this incident,” said Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego. “We want you to know that this sheriff’s office is working hard day and night to bring justice and closure to those effected by this crime. We have zero tolerance for violent crime in Shelby County. This type of violent altercation was avoidable and unnecessary. Our team of expert criminal investigators will pursue this crime until the person responsible is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. I would also like to personally thank the United States Marshal Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) for their hard work and assistance in this case.”

The investigation is ongoing, and Samaniego encourages anyone with information about this shooting investigation to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 205-254-7777 or Crimestoppersmetroal.org/.

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