FLORENCE — A man accused of shooting at another man seven times outside a west Florence residence is in jail, police said Monday.
Demarcus Montrel “Midget” Key, 33, Florence, is charged with attempted murder, police said.
Florence police detective Drew Harless said Key was taken into custody just before 11 a.m. Monday at a residence at Long Lowe Apartments in Sheffield.
Key’s last known address was on Patterson Street in Florence, but Harless said police learned he was staying at the apartment complex in Sheffield.
“We contacted Sheffield police, and they took him into custody without incident,” Harless said. Key was transferred to the Lauderdale County Detention Center.
Key is charged in connection with a shooting outside a residence at 902 Beale St. on Saturday, police said.
Harless said shrapnel from a bullet struck Malcom Sharper, 47, of Florence. Sharper was treated for minor injuries.
“From what we have been able to determine, this has been an ongoing feud between these two,” Harless said.
Reports indicate at least seven shots were fired.
“(Key) never hit (Sharper), but he got close,” Harless said. “He shot all around him.”
Harless said Sheffield police recovered a pistol when they took Key into custody that is believed to have been used in the shooting.
Attempted murder is a Class B felony and punishable by 2-20 years in prison, if convicted.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757.