20-year-old Arrested for Shooting on Westwood Street


20-year-old Javonta Burks was arrested by Mobile Police after a shooting on the 400 block of Westwood Street that sent one teenager to the hospital.

The victim suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest. He is still hospitalized, but listed in stable condition.

Burks turned himself into authorities this afternoon. Mobile Police had been searching for Burks after several hearing from several witnesses on the scene.

At this time, MPD does not know the motive behind the shooting. Burks and the victim do know each other and were acquaintances, according to law enforcement.

Burks is expected to be in court by Thursday for a bond hearing.

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