Arrest made in Alabama A&M football player shooting

BESSEMER, AL (WAFF) - An arrest was made in the shooting death of an Alabama A&M football player.

According to the Birmingham News, police arrested and charged Terry Towns with murder and attempted murder.

He's accused of shooting Alabama A&M football standout Maurice Thomas and injuring two others.

The shooting happened last Friday inside a night club in Bessemer. Police say it started as a fight.

Family and friends held a candlelight vigil outside Thomas' visitation Friday night. They leaned on each other for support while remembering the life of Thomas. His cousin said Thomas was more like a brother to her. She remembered when she learned about his death.

"I was real hurt because I didn't want to believe it because I was like he was playing football for college and he was just a good person dies for nothing," she said.

The funeral for Thomas will be held at Roosevelt City Church of Christ in Bessemer. Saturday morning.

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