Man arrested for shooting into occupied dwelling, assault in New Castle
From staff reports North Jefferson News
NEW CASTLE —
At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a home in the 5300 block of Spruce Street in New Castle to
investigate a report of a shooting. They arrived to find the 29-year-old female victim with a wound to her lower leg.
It was learned that the suspect had come to the residence to pick up his wife. The victim, who is the wife's cousin, went outside to talk to the suspect and the two began arguing. She turned and went back in to the home.
The suspect retrieved a shotgun from his truck and began to follow her. She entered the residence and closed and locked the door.
The suspect fired two shots through the front door. The victim was struck in the lower leg. The suspect entered the home and yelled for his wife, who came out and left with him.
Deputies located the suspect at his north Birmingham home.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.
The suspect, Adrian Virshun Lockett, 27, of Birmingham, is charged with assault first degree and shooting into an occupied dwelling. He is currently in the Jefferson County Jail with bonds totaling $30,000.