20-year-old arrested in attempted murder case

Lavester Hood (Source: Montgomery Police Department)
Lavester Hood (Source: Montgomery Police Department)

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police have arrested a suspect in the Monday afternoon attempted murder of a 20-year-old.

Lavester D. Hood, also 20, is accused of shooting another man in the abdomen while in the 1900 Block of Hilldale Drive in Gibbs Village. The shooting happened around 3:00pm.

The victim was taken to Jackson Hospital with life threatening injuries, but was later upgraded to serious but stable.

Hood turned himself in to authorities around 24 hours later. He told investigators that the shooting was motivated by an ongoing dispute over the last several days.

Hood was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility and jailed under a $60,000 bond.

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