Teen charged with attempted murder in Albemarle shooting

Photo: Albemarle Police Department 

A teenager is facing multiple charges including attempted murder following a shooting incident last Friday afternoon in Albemarle, police said. 

The shooting happened at 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 30 along Gibson Street in Albemarle. 

Upon arrival, police said they found a 2008 BMW, tan in color, parked on the street in front of 1124 Gibson Street, with about 10 bullet holes in the door and hood of the vehicle. 

During the investigation, it was discovered that a home near by was hit with some stray bullets while the home was occupied. Luckily, no one inside the home was hit, police said. 

A short time into the investigation, police said they received a call of a gunshot victim at the hospital. Jamal Cunningham, 22, of Locust, was found to be the victim and was shot in the leg. He was treated for his injuries and released. 

The Albemarle Police Department said they've arrested Tyrese Blackmon, 18, in connection to this case and charged him with felony attempted first-degree murder, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and discharge weapon into occupied dwelling/moving vehicle. 

Blackmon was given a $750,000 secured bond.