Auburn police charge man with attempted murder

Tamarius Antoine Welch
Tamarius Antoine Welch

Police in Auburn, Ala. have arrested 32-year-old Tamarius Antoine Welch of Auburn and charged him with attempted murder.

According to a police report, Welch was arrested Sunday.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a residence on Wimberley Road and were given the description of a black male brandishing a handgun and firing it at a 24-year-old male. The gun malfunctioned and the person being shot at escaped uninjured.

Police identified Welch as the shooter and he was taken into custody on unrelated charges. Detectives obtained a warrant charging him with attempted murder and he was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Welch is being held in the Lee County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Larry Gierer: 706-571-8581, @lagierer