Alabama HS player charged with capital murder in teen's death

An Alabama high school football player who reportedly has received interest from Alabama and other Power 5 schools is facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of a fellow teenager.

Jessie James Altman, 17, is one of five male teens charged in the Jan. 4 slaying of Aaron “A.J.” Huff, 18, in Gadsden, Ala., the Gadsden Times reported. Gadsden detectives said one of the males got out of a car and shot Huff as he was sitting as a passenger in another vehicle.

An altercation preceded the shooting, the detectives said.

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Police have not identified who they believed fired the fatal shot.

Altman is a class of 2019 defensive tackle from Etowa High School in Attalla, Ala. Rivals.com listed Alabama, Florida State, Texas and 14 other schools as having “medium” interest in the three-star player.

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