Who was shooter Darrin Lamar Patton? To know everything about the murderer, keep reading.
Darrin Lamar Patton was the man who shot and killed his girlfriend and her son.
This homicide incident is the first for Tuscaloosa County in 2022. Last year, the county’s Violent Crimes Unit investigated 22 murders, of which they closed 19 by arrest. Reportedly, two defendants will face a grand jury for potential charges review, while the one behind Travoris Sheppard’s killing remains open.
The murder incidents happened twice in Northport, four times in unincorporated Tuscaloosa County, and 16 times in Tuscaloosa City.
UPDATE: According to the sheriff’s office, 34-year-old Darrin Lamar Patton Jr. shot and killed his girlfriend 29-year-old Derika Shanice McGhee and her son 8-year-old Aiden Carter Williams. https://t.co/NIpitRJ42V pic.twitter.com/DxEDsaeGFq
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Murder-Suicide Tuscaloosa: Who Is Shooter Darrin Lamar Patton? Dead Or Alive
Darrin Lamar Patton was the shooter behind the killings of Derika Shanice McGhee and Aiden Carter Williams.
After gunning his girlfriend and son to death, he committed suicide. Police arrived at the crime scene in the Hinton Place subdivision on the 9700 block of Charolais Drive at around 3 a.m. on 6 January 2022 for a well-fare check.
The testimonials of several witnesses, who were inside the house before the officers’ arrival, led the police to learn that a domestic argument might have happened between the couple. As per the observers, Darrin was with McGhee and her son at the time of the incident.
The victims have been identified as 29-year-old Derika Shanice McGhee and 8-year-old Aiden Carter Williams. The man who killed them before killing himself is identified as 34-year-old Darrin Lamar Patton Jr.https://t.co/l7Zd0Kgi35
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The cops found all three dead. They revealed that the shooter wasn’t Aiden’s biological father. Besides that, there isn’t much information available online. At the moment, Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation.
All the signs on the crime scene show the suspect was behind the killing of his partner, her child, and finally himself. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Captain Jack Kennedy asked people to respect the privacy of the involved families during this terrible and tragic event.
As for Darren’s age, he was 34 years old as per the reports. Hence, his date of birth was sometime in 1984.
Darrin Lamar Patton – Motive And Victims Identified
Darrin Lamar Patton shot two people to death on 6 January 2021.
💔: The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit reports a murder/suicide at a home on Charolais Drive. The call came in around 3AM. Deputies discovered a 29YO woman & her 8YO son were killed by the woman’s boyfriend, Darrin Lamar Patton Jr.,34, who also shot and killed himself. @abc3340
— Annie Mapp (@AnnieMapp_) January 6, 2022
As for the identity of victims, they are 29-year-old Derika Shanice McGhee and her 8-year-old son, Aiden Carter Williams. Besides their names, there isn’t much detail available about them online.
Darrin’s motive behind the murder followed by suicide remains unknown. Probably, it was on a whim due to the alleged argument between him and his girlfriend. Looking at the incident, it doesn’t look like a preemptive murder.
Murder Suicide Tuscaloosa: Who Is Shooter Darrin Lamar Patton? Motive And Victims Identified