Hoover police announced the arrest of Montez Coleman, 22, in connection with the shooting Friday afternoon the Riverchase Galleria Mall.
A police spokesperson said officers were looking for at least one suspect who wielded a handgun in the shooting that occurred at 4 pm inside a JC Penney store at the Town Center at Aurora mall.
The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was arrested by authorities.
The Monroeville Mall went on lockdown on Saturday evening after the shooting.
Authorities said the shooting happened about a half hour before the mall was to open to customers.
A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another.