MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The Mobile home where two children were shot this week is also the home of a suspect in Prichard’s murder.
The Clark Street home was shot down late Tuesday night, injuring 6-year-old Brandon Bonner Jr. and 9-year-old Kentavis Pettite. Both children should survive. WKRG News 5 counted at least 12 bullet holes in the house.
Jail records show the address is also that of 18-year-old Anthony McCall Jr., who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder in the October shooting death of 24-year-old Joe Johnson on Wilson Avenue in Prichard.
McCall’s mother, Bethelyn Crawley, is the grandmother of the two injured children on Clark Street. She spoke to WKRG News 5 on Wednesday afternoon about the shooting that injured her grandchildren.
“I don’t know why they would shoot into my house like that,” Crawley told us. “If they have a problem with someone in my house, they should have handled it differently.”
Less than two hours before that interview, Crawley was at Prichard Town Hall as Prichard police announced the arrest of his son in the October murder.
“My son is innocent,” Crawley said after officers placed McCall in a police vehicle to take him to Metro Jail.
WKRG News 5 has contacted Police Mobile and asked if the Clark Street shooting may have been in retaliation for the McCall murder case.
“This is an active investigation and detectives are continuing to gather information. I will provide updates as more information becomes available,” said Cpl. Katrina Frazier with MPD.
Jail records indicate that McCall was also arrested in Mobile on Nov. 5 — less than a month after the October murder in Prichard — for shooting at an unoccupied building/vehicle. McCall was released on bail on November 19. Court documents filed in that case allege McCall cut off his ankle monitor on Dec. 17.
Prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke McCall’s previous bail now that he has been arrested in the murder case.