Tuscoosa man in custody following early morning shooting

Tuscoosa man in custody following early morning shootingMichael Sentral DoughtyTuscaloosa County Jail 

A Tuscaloosa man is in jail this morning on attempted murder charges following a shooting early this morning.

Capt. K.T. Hart of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit said the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at Archibald and Woodrow's BarBQ, at 5600 E. McFarland Blvd.

Hart said a 49-year-old black man was shot in the abdomen and was taken to DCH.

Police were then contacted by Michael Sentral Doughty, 30, who told them he had been involved in a shooting and was at a nearby apartment complex. Police took him into custody.

Investigators say the shooting victim was working as a security guard at the business. An altercation developed in the parking lot between several women, and guards had "diffused the situation," until Doughty became involved on behalf of one of the women. He was told to leave but refused, then pulled a handgun and fired several shots, Hart said.

The victim was the only person injured.