A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by window being in his bed in Tuscaloosa


A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday evening in Tuscaloosa inside his Alabama home. He was sitting in his room playing on his iPad. Gunshots were fired at the house in an apparent drive-by.The bullets flew through the window and struck him in the head. Around 13 bullets made their way into the bedroom, with even more elsewhere in the house. The child was identified as Kei’lan Allen. Allen was described by family as someone who loved learning, as not only was he using his iPad with a beloved pair of red Beats headphones, he had an open dictionary next to him.The boy’s heartbroken parents had to stand across the street and watch as the ambulance drove away. The Violent Crimes Unit are working to locate persons of interest in the case and asked help from the people.


“We are asking for anyone with information that could be helpful to please call 205-349-2121, 205-464-8690 or report anonymously at 205-752-STOP (7867),” they said. “Several persons of interest are being sought,” said Capt. Jack Kennedy. “We’re going after suspects now, (and) we won’t leave until we get them in custody. We’re going to do everything we can to make these arrests,” Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley said. There were so many shell casings in the road, police said officers had to pull business cards from their wallets to fold and use as temporary evidence markers.