Ala. kindergartner recovering from shooting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A 6-year-old Alabama boy is making a promising recovery less than two months after a gunman shot the kindergartner at his mother's home in Tuscaloosa.

Mezekiah Prewitt was rushed to the hospital Dec. 18 after being shot in the back. Doctors feared he would be paralyzed. But after returning home last month, the boy is dancing to music, shooting hoops and wrestling with his cousin.

Mezekiah's mother, Nicole Prewitt, says she's relieved to see her son doing better than expected.

Police arrested 19-year-old Shawn Foster in the shooting, saying he was angry after being asked to leave Prewitt's house. Foster's attorney says people shouldn't judge his client until more facts are known about the case.

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