2 arrested in Tuscaloosa slaying

Published 12:57 am Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuscaloosa police have arrested and charged two men with capital murder in a fatal shooting that also wounded a second victim during an apparent robbery.

Police say 21-year-old Quinton Burrell Bush and 20-year-old Keandre Derrod Houston, both of Tuscaloosa, were arrested Friday by police in Meridian, Miss., while trying to flee to New Orleans.

The Tuscaloosa shooting on Friday killed 21-year-old Gabriel Spencer. Spencer’s roommate, 29-year-old Kevin McKinney, was shot in the head. McKinney was in fair condition at DCH Regional Medical Center.

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Bush and Houston are being held in Meridian, Miss., awaiting extradition to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.