Gun used in Friday shooting was stolen

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Charges have been filed in the Friday shooting at an Andalusia apartment complex after it was determined the gun used in the incident was stolen.

Andalusia Police Chief Wilbur Williams said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation between Thomas Ridgeway and Terrell Curry at the Murphee Street, West Haven apartment complex, during which the men “had words.”

“It was initially believed that Ridgeway had the weapon,” Williams said. “We had witnesses that saw him leave the front door (of the apartment), go to the car and obtain something that we thought was the weapon.

“A subsequent investigation and further interrogation revealed that Mr. Curry was in possession of the weapon while inside the apartment,” he said. “It does not change the scenario of (Curry) being in fear, that Ridgeway was the aggressor or any of the facts of the shooting itself. Still, no charges will be filed against Curry for the shooting itself; however, Mr. Curry was arrested late Friday and charged with third-degree receiving stolen property because the weapon was reported stolen from here in Andalusia.”

Williams declined to comment on the circumstances of how Curry came into possession of the stolen weapon, but stated the shooting case would be presented to the December grand jury for “verification of our position.”