Category Archives: Alabama

Double Murder – Killed – Stephen Lankford (Mobile, AL)

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SEMMES, Alabama — Police were still piecing together the events that led to the double homicide of a married couple in Semmes Saturday.

Their red brick colonial-style home, located at the end of a cul de sac at 6797 Kings Branch Drive South, was found burning by a family member late Friday, officials from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said.

The bodies of Erica Lankford, 43, and Steven Lankford, 57, were discovered inside, police spokesman Lt. Paul Burch said.

Each of their bodies bore multiple injuries, Burch said.

SEMMES, Alabama — The man charged with murder early this morning after a married couple was found dead in their burning house Friday night is accused of stalking one of the victim’s sisters, who had an order of protection against him before authorities discovered the gruesome scene.

Gigada Pearson, 52, was arrested and charged with first-degree arson, aggravated stalking and two counts of murder. He is accused of killing Erica Lankford, 43, and her husband Steven Lankford, 57, before setting their home on fire.

One neighbor tells News 5 she saw a white trucj pull into the driveway just after 9 p.m. She says the driver and Steve went through the back gate, into the backyard. A few moments later she heard four gunshots and saw the truck pull away.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/mobile_sheriffs_identify_dead.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/suspect_in_semmes_double_murde.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/police_arrest_charge_relative.html

http://www.wkrg.com/story/22662402/semmes-couple-killed-and-home-set-on-fire

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/man_and_woman_found_dead_in_bu.html#/0

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Double Murder – Killed – Erica Lankford (Mobile, AL)

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SEMMES, Alabama — Police were still piecing together the events that led to the double homicide of a married couple in Semmes Saturday.

Their red brick colonial-style home, located at the end of a cul de sac at 6797 Kings Branch Drive South, was found burning by a family member late Friday, officials from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said.

The bodies of Erica Lankford, 43, and Steven Lankford, 57, were discovered inside, police spokesman Lt. Paul Burch said.

Each of their bodies bore multiple injuries, Burch said.

SEMMES, Alabama — The man charged with murder early this morning after a married couple was found dead in their burning house Friday night is accused of stalking one of the victim’s sisters, who had an order of protection against him before authorities discovered the gruesome scene.

Gigada Pearson, 52, was arrested and charged with first-degree arson, aggravated stalking and two counts of murder. He is accused of killing Erica Lankford, 43, and her husband Steven Lankford, 57, before setting their home on fire.

One neighbor tells News 5 she saw a white trucj pull into the driveway just after 9 p.m. She says the driver and Steve went through the back gate, into the backyard. A few moments later she heard four gunshots and saw the truck pull away.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/mobile_sheriffs_identify_dead.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/suspect_in_semmes_double_murde.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/police_arrest_charge_relative.html

http://www.wkrg.com/story/22662402/semmes-couple-killed-and-home-set-on-fire

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/man_and_woman_found_dead_in_bu.html#/0

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Double Shooting – Killed – Corey Eric Jordan (Birmingham, AL)

Corey Eric Jordan

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – One man is dead and another critically injured after a shooting inside a Birmingham apartment early today.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said the homicide happened between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. at 2964 Gallant Drive in apartment No. 6. Corey Eric Jordan, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2 a.m., said Deputy Coroner Phillip Russell.

A second victim, a 21-year-old male, is in critical condition at UAB Hospital, said Birmingham homicide Sgt. Scott Thurmond. That victim was found outside the apartment.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/06/1_dead_1_critical_after_early-.html

http://www.njeffersonnews.com/local/x1885652922/One-killed-another-critically-wounded-in-shooting-near-Jeff-State

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=165531111

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Killed – James Travers II (Decatur, AL)

James Travers II

DECATUR, Alabama – Police have identified the victim of an early morning shooting as a resident who grabbed a gun and ran after two men who broke into his Decatur home in the middle of the night.

James Patrick Travers II, 21, of 1402 Mitchell Pines Trail SE in Decatur, was found dead by the side of U.S. Highway 31 this morning from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound, according to Lt. John Crouch.

The suspects have not been arrested.

A woman called 911 at about 1:30 a.m. to report a burglary in progress at the home on Mitchell Pines Trail, Crouch said. She told police “two large, heavyset men wearing masks had entered the residence” and her boyfriend got a gun and chased them from the home toward Highway 31. The girlfriend, whose name was not released, said she heard gunshots, Crouch said.

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/06/man_killed_in_decatur_shooting.html

http://decatur.live.communityq.com/stories/Man-found-deadafter-home-invasion,122180

http://m.decaturdaily.com/news/local/article_f8cb5d64-fa5e-11e2-9323-10604b9f6eda.html?mode=jqm

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/suspect-in-james-travers-murder-arrested-in-detroit/article_b35c2a6e-f942-11e2-a2c0-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.sheltonfuneralhome.net/obits/obituary.php?id=307919

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/decaturdaily/obituary.aspx?pid=165421133

http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=100564

http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/local/article_c70adc8e-ff16-11e2-bb40-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=image&photo=0

Killed – Garett Chruma (Mobile, AL)

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Alabama State Troopers have released the identity of the man who was killed after a trooper-involved shooting. 21-year-old Garrett Chruma of Eight Mile was killed Saturday night.

Authorities say that around 8:00pm Saturday night, an Alabama State Trooper was involved in a short, high speed chase near Mason Ferry Road in Wilmer, where the subject fled from the trooper on a motorcycle.

A foot pursuit followed and a confrontation between the armed suspect and trooper occurred. The trooper fired his weapon and killed the suspect.

http://www.wkrg.com/story/22543220/authorities-release-identity-of-victim-in-trooper-involved-shooting

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?pid=165303307

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Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Keoshia L. Hill (Selma, AL)

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The Selma Police Department says one of its off duty officers shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her stepfather, then turned the gun on himself.

At 12:10 p.m. Selma police responded to a shooting at the 2400 block of Springdale Street.

Selma police officers found their colleague, Officer Dwight Moorer shot to death inside a white car in a driveway next to his ex-girlfriend, also dead from gunshot wounds.

Officers also found another gunshot victim dead nearby in the 300 block of 10th Street, identified as Moorer’s ex-girlfriend’s step father.

Alabama News Network was the first news station at the scene of the crime.

Police believe Moorer, a five year Selmar police officer, shot both victims, then killed himself. Moorer was also an Iraq veteran with two tours of service.

Moorer, 28, killed Keoshia L. Hill, also 28, and her 59-year-old stepfather, Bill Jackson, before turning the gun on himself.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating what has been declared a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon in Selma that claimed the lives of three people.

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Selma-Police-Officer-Kills-Ex-Girlfriend-Her-Stepfather-then-Kills-Himself-209876421.html

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/02/three-killed-in-reported-murder-suicide/

http://www.wsfa.com/story/22481859/selma-police-stunned-that-off-duty-officer-killed-two-then-self-over-the-weekend

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/06/dallas_county_da_selma_police.html

http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2013/06/al-selma-police-officer-shot-and-killed.html

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/03/three-killed-in-reported-murder-suicide/

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130603/NEWS/130603013/Prosecutor-Selma-officer-blamed-deaths-snapped

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/06/keoshia-l-hill/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Keoshia-L.-Hill-96057957

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Bill Jackson (Selma, AL)

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The Selma Police Department says one of its off duty officers shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her stepfather, then turned the gun on himself.

At 12:10 p.m. Selma police responded to a shooting at the 2400 block of Springdale Street.

Selma police officers found their colleague, Officer Dwight Moorer shot to death inside a white car in a driveway next to his ex-girlfriend, also dead from gunshot wounds.

Officers also found another gunshot victim dead nearby in the 300 block of 10th Street, identified as Moorer’s ex-girlfriend’s step father.

Alabama News Network was the first news station at the scene of the crime.

Police believe Moorer, a five year Selmar police officer, shot both victims, then killed himself. Moorer was also an Iraq veteran with two tours of service.

Moorer, 28, killed Keoshia L. Hill, also 28, and her 59-year-old stepfather, Bill Jackson, before turning the gun on himself.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating what has been declared a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon in Selma that claimed the lives of three people.

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Selma-Police-Officer-Kills-Ex-Girlfriend-Her-Stepfather-then-Kills-Himself-209876421.html

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/02/three-killed-in-reported-murder-suicide/

http://www.wsfa.com/story/22481859/selma-police-stunned-that-off-duty-officer-killed-two-then-self-over-the-weekend

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/06/dallas_county_da_selma_police.html

http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2013/06/al-selma-police-officer-shot-and-killed.html

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/03/three-killed-in-reported-murder-suicide/

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130603/NEWS/130603013/Prosecutor-Selma-officer-blamed-deaths-snapped

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/06/keoshia-l-hill/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Keoshia-L.-Hill-96057957

Double Murder/Suicide – Dwight Moorer (Selma, AL)

Dwight Moorer

The Selma Police Department says one of its off duty officers shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her stepfather, then turned the gun on himself.

At 12:10 p.m. Selma police responded to a shooting at the 2400 block of Springdale Street.

Selma police officers found their colleague, Officer Dwight Moorer shot to death inside a white car in a driveway next to his ex-girlfriend, also dead from gunshot wounds.

Officers also found another gunshot victim dead nearby in the 300 block of 10th Street, identified as Moorer’s ex-girlfriend’s step father.

Alabama News Network was the first news station at the scene of the crime.

Police believe Moorer, a five year Selmar police officer, shot both victims, then killed himself. Moorer was also an Iraq veteran with two tours of service.

Moorer, 28, killed Keoshia L. Hill, also 28, and her 59-year-old stepfather, Bill Jackson, before turning the gun on himself.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating what has been declared a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon in Selma that claimed the lives of three people.

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Selma-Police-Officer-Kills-Ex-Girlfriend-Her-Stepfather-then-Kills-Himself-209876421.html

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/02/three-killed-in-reported-murder-suicide/

http://www.wsfa.com/story/22481859/selma-police-stunned-that-off-duty-officer-killed-two-then-self-over-the-weekend

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/06/dallas_county_da_selma_police.html

http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2013/06/al-selma-police-officer-shot-and-killed.html

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/03/three-killed-in-reported-murder-suicide/

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130603/NEWS/130603013/Prosecutor-Selma-officer-blamed-deaths-snapped

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/06/06/keoshia-l-hill/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Keoshia-L.-Hill-96057957

Killed – Darrell Howard Jr. (Montgomery, AL)

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Darrell Howard Jr. was shot and killed about two blocks from his home, and now his father will have to drive by the spot each time he comes and goes from the neighborhood.

Howard, 32, was shot Friday night at the intersection of Brookview and Dyas drives. Police believe a traffic accident led to an altercation that resulted in Howard being killed. His death marks the 26th homicide this year in Montgomery and the second in the span of about 24 hours.

Darrell Howard Jr.,who sustained a fatal gunshot wound, was pronounced dead on the scene after being found by police and fire department medics who arrived at the intersection in North Montgomery at about 8 p.m. after receiving a report of the shooting, according to information released by police.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130525/NEWS/130525003/Montgomery-police-believe-traffic-collision-led-city-s-26th-homicide

Killed – Courtney Lawery (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Montgomery Police have identified a suspect in the Thursday night shooting death of 24-year-old Courtney Lawery.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 1000 block of Early Street at about 7:45 p.m. after receiving a report a subject had been shot. Lawery suffered a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene, Montgomery Police released.

According to police, the shooting appears to have stemmed from an ongoing altercation between the victim and the suspect.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=courtney-lawery&pid=164974543&fhid=5661

Killed – Carlos Mims (Birmingham, AL)

Carlos Mims

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in southwest Birmingham Thursday.

Christopher Gunn, 28, of Birmingham, has been charged with murder for the shooting death of 20-year-old Carlos Mims.

Mims was found shot to death inside a home located at 729 23rd Street Southwest at approximately 11:45 a.m.

According to Sgt. Johnny Williams, a fight between two men led to a fatal shooting at a home in the 700 block of 23rd Street Southwest just before noon.

Officers were called to the location at around 11:40 a.m. on a report of an altercation between two male relatives. Upon arriving, police found one man shot to death inside the home before arresting a suspect in the shooting at a nearby location.

http://www.wset.com/story/22420711/28-year-old-birmingham-man-arrested-for-thursdays-murder-in

http://www.abc3340.com/story/22408558/one-man-shot-and-killed-after-fight

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/05/birmingham_man_shot_to_death_i_3.html

http://www.abc3340.com/story/22408558/one-man-shot-and-killed-after-fight

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=165065156

Killed – Lederious Peoples (Birmingham, AL)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A Birmingham man died at the hospital after a shooting on Avenue T in Ensley Tuesday evening, according to police.

At 7:19 p.m., Birmingham police were called to the 1600 block of Avenue T to reports of a person shot, Birmingham Police Lt. Curtis Mitchell said.

The victim, Lederious Peoples, 27, was taken to UAB Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release from Birmingham Police Department spokesman Johnny Williams Jr. early Wednesday.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/05/man_hospitalized_with_life-thr.html

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/22380582/birmingham-police-investigate-deadly-shooting

http://cbs42.com/2013/05/22/homicide-investigation-launched-in-connection-with-tuesday-evening-shooting/

http://www.waka.com/news/across-alabama/208489381.html

http://www.waaytv.com/news/state/birmingham-man-found-shot-to-death/article_24174c5a-c2ea-11e2-a9e3-001a4bcf6878.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/the-gun-report-may-22-2013/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Killed – Shamieka A. Brown (Montgomery, AL)

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A late night argument between husband and wife turned deadly in Montgomery, as police investigate the city’s 24th homicide.

Around 11:30 p.m. Friday police found 33-year old Shamieka A. Brown of Montgomery shot to death inside her home, on the 3900 block of Oak Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene, suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Saturday morning, detectives arrested the victim’s husband, 36-year old Anthony Lamar Brown, on charges of murdering his wife. He is currently at the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a $75,000 bond.

Montgomery police say the couple’s children were home at the time of the murder, but asleep and did not witness the shooting.

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Montgomerys-24th-Homicide-Police-Arrest-Husband-for-Killing-Wife-208011411.html

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130518/NEWS/130518003/Husband-arrested-wife-s-shooting-death-city-s-24th-homicide-2013

http://kctv.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/22288334/weekend-shooting-ends-with-montgomerys-24th-homicide-of-2013

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/05/man_accused_of_shooting_wife_i.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=164948227

Murder/Suicide – Brandon Titsworth (Madison, AL)

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A standoff lasting more than five hours ended with two people dead and one injured.

It started with a domestic dispute at a home in the Knox Creek subdivision, off Balch Road in Huntsville.

Huntsville Police were called to the house at 221 Mountain Creek drive around 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

They made contact with Brandon Titsworth, who barricaded himself; his live-in girlfriend, Briana Perkey; Ashley Spangler and two children inside the home. Titsworth threatened to shoot if police came any closer.

Authorities evacuated homes in the neighborhood and diverted traffic from the area during the standoff.

After hours of attempted communication by negotiators, SWAT members entered the home just before 12:30 p.m.

Authorities found two bodies inside the home, including that of the suspect.

Police identified the female victim as Ashley Spangler. Investigators said they believe Titsworth shot and killed Spangler and then shot Perkey before committing suicide.

Perkey was rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

Officers also found two young children unharmed in the home.

http://www.waff.com/story/22223978/hpd-swat-team-on-scene-of-standoff

http://whnt.com/2013/05/11/breaking-news-person-barricaded-in-madison-home/

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/huntsville_man_suspected_in_ap.html

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/hostage_situation_in_knox_cree.html

http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=91932

http://www.tributes.com/show/Ashley-Spangler-95824080

http://www.nelmsmemorial.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=987515

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Ashley Spangler (Madison, AL)

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A standoff lasting more than five hours ended with two people dead and one injured.

It started with a domestic dispute at a home in the Knox Creek subdivision, off Balch Road in Huntsville.

Huntsville Police were called to the house at 221 Mountain Creek drive around 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

They made contact with Brandon Titsworth, who barricaded himself; his live-in girlfriend, Briana Perkey; Ashley Spangler and two children inside the home. Titsworth threatened to shoot if police came any closer.

Authorities evacuated homes in the neighborhood and diverted traffic from the area during the standoff.

After hours of attempted communication by negotiators, SWAT members entered the home just before 12:30 p.m.

Authorities found two bodies inside the home, including that of the suspect.

Police identified the female victim as Ashley Spangler. Investigators said they believe Titsworth shot and killed Spangler and then shot Perkey before committing suicide.

Perkey was rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

Officers also found two young children unharmed in the home.

http://www.waff.com/story/22223978/hpd-swat-team-on-scene-of-standoff

http://whnt.com/2013/05/11/breaking-news-person-barricaded-in-madison-home/

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/huntsville_man_suspected_in_ap.html

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/hostage_situation_in_knox_cree.html

http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=91932

http://www.tributes.com/show/Ashley-Spangler-95824080

http://www.nelmsmemorial.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=987515

Killed – Birl Jackson (Birmingham, AL)

Birl Jackson

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Birmingham police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday morning in the southwest part of the city.

Police say a man was shot at 209 3rd Avenue SW near Zion Star Missionary Baptist Church around 9 a.m.

Police identify the victim as Birl Jackson, 76. Jackson was the father of a Birmingham police officer and had been a deacon at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in West End for almost 40 years, according to members of his church.

Jackson had been making a living cutting grass and maintaining lawns for decades. He was on the job with two of his grandsons when he was shot near his truck Monday morning.

A neighbor says he heard several gunshots and came outside to see the victim slumped over his truck. Jackson was rushed to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Birmingham police think robbery may have been a motive in the shooting.

Just before 5 p.m., Birmingham police announced they had two people in custody in connection with the shooting. Those people have not yet been charged with a crime.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/22170891/police-investigating-homicide-in-southwest-birmingham

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/02/man_charged_in_2013_shooting_d.html

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/05/man_killed_in_southwest_birmin.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/05/manhunt_underway_in_deadly_sho.html

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/05/man_killed_in_southwest_birmin.html

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/22170891/police-investigating-homicide-in-southwest-birmingham

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=164823796

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/birmingham/birl-jackson-condolences/164823796?nocache=true&cid=addentry&sign=0#sthash.qm3fCv4n.dpbs

Killed – Daniel Peoples (Lawrence County, AL)

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) – Investigators are working to determine what happened in a shooting Sunday night that left a man dead.

Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said Daniel Peoples, 40, was killed at a residence on County Road 345 in Trinity.

According to Mitchell, Peoples was shot and killed with a small-caliber weapon at a home he was visiting around 9:30 p.m.

Mitchell said one person is in custody for questioning, but no arrests have been made.

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/man-killed-in-lawrence-county-shooting/article_c1ce8d80-b662-11e2-86f5-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.waff.com/story/22167143/man-arrested-in-connection-with-fatal-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/23660590/lawrence-co-man-indicted-for-manslaughter

http://static.decaturdaily.com/stories/Trinity-man-charged-in-Lawrence-shooting-death,119212

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/man-charged-with-manslaughter-in-lawrence-county-shooting/article_af6ae6de-b68f-11e2-a2d0-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/article_6c0ab301-58b8-5caa-a301-3fcb9d80500b.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/703517/Peoples-Daniel-.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/decaturdaily/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=164697224

Double Murder – Killed – Alton Heard (Wedowee, AL)

Alton Heard

A Wedowee area teenager is in custody, charged in connection with a shooting spree Sunday night that left two men dead and one woman in critical condition.

According to Roanoke Police Chief Adam Melton, the story unfolds starting around 8 p.m. when a call came in regarding a multiple shooting at 431 Fuel Connection in Roanoke.

There the police found the cashier, Mary Brasington Jones, 47, of Wadley shot multiple times. Her husband, Richard Jones, 42, had also been shot. The weapon was a large-caliber handgun that law enforcement personnel believe they have since recovered.

Evidence secured at the scene showed that a young light-skinned male shot them and fled in a white Ford F350 truck heading north on U.S. 431. The shooting was captured on video surveillance. The video shows the young man come in once to make a purchase, leave the store and then come back in a little later with the gun.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones were taken by helicopter to Columbus Medical Center, but Mr. Jones died en route. On Monday, Mrs. Jones, who was listed in critical condition, was being transferred to University Hospital in Birmingham for surgery. An update on Tuesday is that she is conscious and talking to family.

Randolph County Sheriff David Cofield said he was at the scene at 431 Fuel Connection offering assistance when he received word via 911 of a possible shooting victim at 1869 County Road 809, Wedowee (Wildcat Cemetery Road).

The Wedowee victim was identified as Alton Heard, 44, and he was pronounced dead by the coroner. He appeared to have only one wound. Heard was employed with M&R Cleaners in downtown Wedowee. The alleged shooter, Montoreous Kevonn Heard, 16, is the victim’s son and a former student at Randolph County High School.

The suspect stayed in Heard’s home much of the time. His mother lives in Texas. He also has a guardian who lives in Georgia and works in the Wedowee area.

Sunday night around 8 p.m. police believe Heard shot and killed his father, 44-year-old Alton Heard, then stole his Ford Truck and drove it to 431 Fuel Connection in Roanoke…

http://www.therandolphleader.com/article_4d9a0b2e-b671-11e2-bf20-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.thepiedmontjournal.com/view/full_story/22495591/article-Friend-calls-Roanoke-shooting-victims-loving–devoted-couple?instance=news_secondary

http://annistonstar.com/view/full_story/22495591/article-Friend-calls-Roanoke-shooting-victims-loving–devoted-couple?instance=top_center_featured

http://www.therandolphleader.com/article_4d9a0b2e-b671-11e2-bf20-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/22174461/16-year-old-charged-as-adult-in-roanoke-shooting-rampage

http://www.therandolphleader.com/obituaries/article_0b24377e-b694-11e2-bbcf-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.therandolphleader.com/obituaries/article_003d633a-b982-11e2-b5a8-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/annistonstar/obituary.aspx?n=alton-heard&pid=164683581

Double Murder – Killed – Richard Jones (Roanoke, AL)

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A Wedowee area teenager is in custody, charged in connection with a shooting spree Sunday night that left two men dead and one woman in critical condition.

According to Roanoke Police Chief Adam Melton, the story unfolds starting around 8 p.m. when a call came in regarding a multiple shooting at 431 Fuel Connection in Roanoke.

There the police found the cashier, Mary Brasington Jones, 47, of Wadley shot multiple times. Her husband, Richard Jones, 42, had also been shot. The weapon was a large-caliber handgun that law enforcement personnel believe they have since recovered.

Evidence secured at the scene showed that a young light-skinned male shot them and fled in a white Ford F350 truck heading north on U.S. 431. The shooting was captured on video surveillance. The video shows the young man come in once to make a purchase, leave the store and then come back in a little later with the gun.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones were taken by helicopter to Columbus Medical Center, but Mr. Jones died en route. On Monday, Mrs. Jones, who was listed in critical condition, was being transferred to University Hospital in Birmingham for surgery. An update on Tuesday is that she is conscious and talking to family.

Randolph County Sheriff David Cofield said he was at the scene at 431 Fuel Connection offering assistance when he received word via 911 of a possible shooting victim at 1869 County Road 809, Wedowee (Wildcat Cemetery Road).

The Wedowee victim was identified as Alton Heard, 44, and he was pronounced dead by the coroner. He appeared to have only one wound. Heard was employed with M&R Cleaners in downtown Wedowee. The alleged shooter, Montoreous Kevonn Heard, 16, is the victim’s son and a former student at Randolph County High School.

The suspect stayed in Heard’s home much of the time. His mother lives in Texas. He also has a guardian who lives in Georgia and works in the Wedowee area.

Sunday night around 8 p.m. police believe Heard shot and killed his father, 44-year-old Alton Heard, then stole his Ford Truck and drove it to 431 Fuel Connection in Roanoke…

http://www.therandolphleader.com/article_4d9a0b2e-b671-11e2-bf20-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.thepiedmontjournal.com/view/full_story/22495591/article-Friend-calls-Roanoke-shooting-victims-loving–devoted-couple?instance=news_secondary

http://annistonstar.com/view/full_story/22495591/article-Friend-calls-Roanoke-shooting-victims-loving–devoted-couple?instance=top_center_featured

http://www.therandolphleader.com/article_4d9a0b2e-b671-11e2-bf20-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/22174461/16-year-old-charged-as-adult-in-roanoke-shooting-rampage

http://www.therandolphleader.com/obituaries/article_0b24377e-b694-11e2-bbcf-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.therandolphleader.com/obituaries/article_003d633a-b982-11e2-b5a8-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/annistonstar/obituary.aspx?n=alton-heard&pid=164683581

Killed – Warren Tyreese Gunn (Birmingham, AL)

Warren Tyreese Gunn

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Police are investigating a homicide Thursday in eastern Birmingham.

Officers were called to the 800 block of Heritage Drive around 3:10 a.m. Thursday to reports of a disturbance, according to a news release from Birmingham Police Department spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr.

Warren Gunn, 33, of Birmingham, was found wounded inside the location and was taken to UAB Hospital. Gunn was pronounced dead by hospital staff at UAB about 7:51 p.m.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/05/police_investigating_homicide_1.html#incart_river_default

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/05/birminghams_latest_murder_vict_3.html

http://www.allvoices.com/news/14540554-birminghams-latest-murder-victim-died-in-a-hail-of-gunfire

http://www.wset.com/story/22149034/birmingham-man-shot-early-thursday-morning-pronounced-dead

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=164670061

Killed – Michael Timmons (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Montgomery Police are releasing the name of the homicide victim killed in a May 1, 2013 shooting on Alexander Street.

Michael TImmons, 40, was gunned down shortly after 3 p.m. that day in front of a residence in the 900 block of Alexander Street. He was transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition but later died as a result of his injuries.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/22134038/man-shot-on-alexander-street-listed-as-montgomerys-22nd-homicide

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130612/NEWS/130612013/Montgomery-police-charge-Dothan-man-shooting-death-Michael-Timmons

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Murder-Suspect-Brought-to-Montgomery-211915891.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/article_08d3795e-d376-11e2-bd9f-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=164586686

Killed – Sherri Williams (State City, AL)

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Birmingham Police say 24-year-old Sherri Williams died Monday afternoon in Gate City.

East Precinct officers found Williams lying in her doorway and was pronounced dead by Birmingham paramedics. She was shot while holding her 10-day old infant. The baby was unharmed.

It happened around 1p.m. in the 7500 block of 64th Courtway South. Police say that there was an altercation between two people at a nearby store and it appears that Williams was caught in the crossfire. There have been no arrests.

“It’s even more sad because she was holding her infant in her arms, when she was shot.  Fortunately, the baby was not injured,” said Sergeant Johnny Williams with Birmingham PD. “So we really need to public to step up and give us all the information we have, so we can get this person off the street.”

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/22110866/birmingham-woman-shot-and-killed-while-holding-her-baby

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/sherri-williams-dead-alabama-mother-stray-bullet_n_3182353.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/04/family_mourns_death_of_woman_2.html

Killed – Staff Sgt. Donald LaShon Wilson (Seale, AL)

Staff Sgt. Donald LaShon Wilson

UPDATE: Russell County authorities are charging with murder the boyfriend of a woman whose husband’s body was found dumped in a ditch Monday.

After hours of questioning the witness, investigators decided they had sufficient evidence to charge Travis Leonard in the fatal shooting of Fort Benning Staff Sgt. Donald LaShon Wilson, 34, whose widow, 34-year-old Gloria Denise Wilson, was charged Tuesday morning with her husband’s killing.

Investigators probing the soldier’s cold-blooded killing say the case has turned into a sordid tale of love, murder and money.

Sheriff Heath Taylor said the couple, who lived in Lee County within the Phenix City limits, married when Donald Wilson returned from a tour in Iraq in 2011. He that year was reassigned to Hawaii for a year.

While he was gone, Leonard moved in with his wife, whose explanation for this odd arrangement was that she and Leonard had a close but platonic relationship.

They did not, and that eventually came to light after Donald Wilson, who went by the name “Shon,” came home in July 2012, Taylor said. Shon Wilson kicked Leonard out of his house this past March, but his wife and Leonard continued to see each other, the sheriff said.

For his widow to collect, Shon Wilson’s body had to be found and identified, Taylor said, which is why it wasn’t burned along with his Mercury Marquis. Phenix City police found it afire about 4:30 a.m. Monday in the Central Highlands Apartments’ parking lot, off 22nd Avenue west of the 280 Bypass.

About an hour earlier, a newspaper carrier had found Shon Wilson’s bullet-riddled body in ditch near Wood Loop and Russell County Highway 39, also known as Nuchols Road.

Taylor said investigators believe Shon Wilson was lured from his 4 Trafford Trail home sometime around midnight Sunday. They had not yet determined where he was killed, the sheriff said.

A divorce likely would have left her nothing, under the circumstances, Taylor said. So they plotted to kill Shon Wilson so that the widow could collect about $450,000 in death benefits from the military, the sheriff said.

For his widow to collect, Shon Wilson’s body had to be found and identified, Taylor said, which is why it wasn’t burned along with his Mercury Marquis. Phenix City police found it afire about 4:30 a.m. Monday in the Central Highlands Apartments’ parking lot, off 22nd Avenue west of the 280 Bypass.

“From his appearance it looked like he was potentially in clothes that you would lounge around the house in,” Taylor said earlier this week. “He didn’t look like he was dressed to leave and go somewhere and do something.”

SEALE, Alabama — A Fort Benning staff sergeant was found dead early this morning in a ditch in Seale.

Authorities believe Wilson was shot somewhere else, and his body was dumped in the ditch. An acquaintance had spoken to Wilson at 11 p.m. last night so police think he was shot sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/04/29/2483411/dead-body-discovered-in-russell.html

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130429/NEWS/304290027/Benning-soldier-found-fatally-shot-Ala-

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22111388/fort-benning-soldier-found-fatally-shot-in-ala

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/04/fort_benning_staff_sergeant_fo.html

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130429/NEWS/130429017/Fort-Benning-soldier-found-fatally-shot-Alabama

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/08/27/2657173/russell-sheriffs-gloria-denise.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/22148094/exclusive-slain-ft-benning-soldiers-family-speaks-after-wife-is-arrested-for-his-murder

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130429/NEWS/304290027/Benning-soldier-found-fatally-shot-Ala-

Killed – Darryl Morris (Montgomery, AL)

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — No suspects have been arrested in the Friday night homicide reported in the 4800 block of Windywood Court.

Montgomery Police Lt. Regina Duckett said she couldn’t release any new details in the homicide of 19-year-old Darryl Morris, of Montgomery.

Police believe Morris was shot during a robbery attempt just before 8:30 p.m. on April 19. The shooting occurred in a residential area just south of Selma Highway.

Montgomery Police and Fire Medics found Morris with a fatal gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

It happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 4800 block of Windywood Court, where police and fire medics responded to a report of a person shot, according to a news release from the Montgomery Police Department.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130421/NEWS01/304210020/19-year-old-shot-death-Darryl-Morris-Montgomery-s-21st-homicide-victim-year

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/21st-Murder-Victim-Remembered-204185801.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/04/no_suspects_in_custody_in_frid.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=darryl-morris&pid=164402871#fbLoggedOut

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – No suspects have been arrested in the Friday night homicide reported in the 4800 block of Windywood Court.

 

Killed – Joseph Labarron Berryhill, Jr. (Prichard, AL)

Joseph Labarron Berryhill, Jr.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested today and charged with murder in connection with last week’s homicide in Prichard.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, is accused in the death of Joseph Berryhill Jr., 19, of Mobile.

Berryhill’s body was found about 3:30 p.m. April 18 in a ditch behind the old Mini Mall on Wilson Avenue. He had been shot in his right shoulder.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/14-year-old_boy_charged_in_pri.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/05/prichard_police_arrest_second_1.html

http://www.wkrg.com/story/22092062/14-year-old-charged-with-murder

http://www.wkrg.com/story/22044062/body-found-in-prichard-identified

 

Killed – James Scott (Montgomery, AL)

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A 31-year-old man was found fatally shot in an apartment complex parking lot in the 3000 block of Southmall Circle, making the death the 20th homicide in Montgomery this year.

James Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting was reported at 2:39 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Mike Myrick, major crimes supervisor with the police department.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130415/NEWS01/304150007

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Apartment-Parking-Lot-Shooting-Marks-20-Murders-in-Montgomery-202931901.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/04/montgomery_police_investigatin_25.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/04/montgomery_police_charge_suspe_1.html

Killed – Percy Coleman (Birmingham, AL)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A fatal shooting that occurred Friday night at an Ensley home has been ruled self-defense, according to Birmingham police.

Percy Coleman, 45, was shot and killed about 10:15 p.m. at 1408 30th Street. His wife was taken into custody shortly afterward.

Homicide investigators presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said.

Officials in the district attorney’s office told investigators the case would be ruled self-defense because the woman was defending herself from her husband when he was shot.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/04/fatal_friday_shooting_of_45-ye.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/04/police_identify_ensley_shootin.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/04/police_identify_ensley_shootin.html

http://www.cbs42.com/news/alaska/birmingham-man-dies-after-shooting-wife-taken-into-custody

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21968914/man-shot-and-killed-friday-night-wife-taken-into-custody-alabama

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21970731/homicide-ruled-self-defense

Killed – Male Teen – Matthew Hunter Callahan (Tuscaloosa, AL)

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A 17-year-old Shelton State College student was shot and killed at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex late Tuesday night.

Investigators believe that Matthew Hunter Callahan was meeting someone at River Road Condominiums, next to the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Jack Warner Parkway.

“We’re not sure who or for what at the moment,” said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assistant commander Lt. Kip Hart. “We have a couple of different ideas on motive, but no known suspect right now.”

Residents of the complex called 911 at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday, after hearing gunshots and finding Callahan lying in the parking lot by his car, Hart said.

Callahan was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

http://crime.blogs.tuscaloosanews.com/14891/update-homicide-victim-was-a-shelton-state-student/

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/04/4th_suspect_in_murder_at_tusca.html

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/04/police_searching_for_2_suspect.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21932206/teen-killed-in-tuscaloosa-shooting

http://www.demopolistimes.com/2013/04/12/marengo-county-native-killed-in-tuscaloosa-shooting/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/689253/Callahan-Hunter.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?pid=164186046

http://www.demopolistimes.com/2013/04/16/matthew-hunter-callahan/

Killed – Male Teen – Mathew Hunter Callahan (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Mathew Hunter Callahan

Tuscaloosa investigators identified the victim of a Tuesday night shooting as 17-year-old Hunter Callahan of Marengo County.

Callahan, who was attending Shelton State Community College, was killed Tuesday at approximately 10:53 p.m. at River Road Condominiums near Jack Warner Parkway in the Cottondale area according to Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assistant commander Lt. Kip Hart. Callahan died after being transported to DCH Regional Medical Center.

http://www.westalabamawatchman.com/marengo-native-slain-in-tuscaloosa-shooting/

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/04/teen_killed_in_shooting_at_tus.html

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/04/authorities_identify_17-year-o.html

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/04/4th_suspect_in_murder_at_tusca.html

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/04/police_searching_for_2_suspect.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21932206/teen-killed-in-tuscaloosa-shooting

http://alabama.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/04/11/hunter-callahan/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?pid=164186046

http://crime.blogs.tuscaloosanews.com/14908/police-name-suspects-in-wednesday-night-homicide/

Killed – Brandon Paige (Mobile, AL)

Brandon Paige

MOBILE, Alabama — Officers are investigating the death of a 27-year-old who died at the University of South Alabama Medical Center after a shooting on Stanton Road Monday night, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Brandon Paige, 27, and a 22-year-old woman were shot in a parking lot at 634 Stanton Road, according to Cpl. Christopher Levy, public information officer for MPD.

Paige was the passenger in the vehicle while an unnamed 22-year-old woman, who suffered from non-life-threatening injuries, was in the vehicle’s backseat during the shooting.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile police say 27-year-old Brandon Paige died from his injuries following a shooting on Stanton Road. The shooting happened Monday, April 8 around 6:15 p.m.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/shooting_in_front_of_a_mobile.html

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/mpd-victims-injuries-life-threatening

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mobile/guestbook.aspx?n=brandon-paige&pid=164177810&page=3#sthash.e82VGSce.dpbs

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?pid=164177810

Killed – Tyvon Brown (Montgomery, AL)

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A 30-year-old male died Friday from wounds he received in an April 5 shooting, according to a news release from the Montgomery Police Department. He becomes Montgomery’s 19th homicide of 2013.

He was pronounced dead at Baptist Medical Center South, where he had been receiving treatment since the shooting incident.

Killed – Gregory Davis Jr. (Mobile, AL)

Gregory Davis Jr.

MOBILE, Alabama — A 22-year-old arrested today by Mobile police in a fatal shooting on Espejo Street said he shot his “friend” in self-defense.

Mobile Police are investigating a homicide that took place Wednesday morning.

Donald Lockett was arrested after he came back to the apartment complex on the 100 block of Espejo Street where 22-year-old Gregory Davis Jr. was shot, according to Cpl. Christopher Levy, public information officer with the Mobile Police Department.

“It happens,” Levy said. “They always return to the scene of the crime.”

Members of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department transported Davis to the University of South Alabama Medical Center after officials were called just before 10 a.m., but he died from his injuries shortly afterwards.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/mobile_man_arrested_in_fatal_s.html

http://www.wkrg.com/story/21873863/mobile-police-investigate-a-homicide-on-espejo-street

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/one-arrested-in-espejo-st-homicide

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?pid=164180817

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mobile/guestbook.aspx?n=gregory-davis&pid=164180817#sthash.fqb81Nkp.dpbs

Killed – Ashley Cheatham (Montgomery, AL)

Ashley Cheatham

A Camp Lejeune Marine and his girlfriend have been accused of shooting his wife in Alabama .

Marquis Cheatham, 23, of Front Street in Montgomery , Ala. , and Dominique Atkinson, 21, of Goldleaf Drive in Hampstead, were arrested Friday by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant from authorities in Montgomery , Ala. charging them with one count of capital murder during robbery in the Monday shooting death of Ashley McCarthy, in Montgomery .

Cheatham and Atkinson are accused of shooting Ashley McCarthy and stealing her car at approximately 6:56 a.m. Monday, according to warrants.

http://www.jdnews.com/news/crime/marine-girlfriend-accused-in-wife-s-shooting-death-1.123223

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130406/NEWS01/304060018/Montgomery-police-identify-shooting-victim?nclick_check=1

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130616/NEWS01/306160003

http://www.wnct.com/story/21904095/lejeune-marine-arrested-for-murder-in-alabama

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Two-Arrests-Made-in-Womans-Shooting-Death-in-Montgomery-201719131.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21893012/active-duty-marine-charged-with-capital-murder-in-citys-18th-homicide

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/04/us_marine_accused_of_killing_w.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/21895249/2nd-person-charged-in-montgomerys-18th-homicide-of-2013

Killed – Bryant Vincent Norman (Prichard, AL)

Bryant Vincent Norman

PRICHARD, Alabama – A man was shot to death around 10 p.m. Sunday at a residence at 213 W. Clark Ave. according to a news release by Prichard police.

Officers responded to a call about the shooting and

Bryant Vincent Norman, 49, was shot and killed on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Prichard.

arrived on the scene to find 49-year-old Bryant Vincent Norman lying inside the residence with a fatal gunshot wound. The suspect, 63-year-old Silas Davis, was arrested and charged with murder.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/man_killed_in_prichard_shootin.html

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?pid=164039173

Killed – Boy – Roderick Paige (Prichard, AL)

Roderick Paige

PRICHARD, Alabama – Police have identified the 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed himself Easter Sunday at a home on South Fairport Drive in Gulf Village. Prichard police spokesman Robert Buchanan on Monday identified the victim as Roderick Paige, of Plaza Court in Mobile.

Buchanan said the toddler’s death was reported to police by the emergency room staff at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital where the child was taken and pronounced dead due to a gunshot wound to the chest. The time of the shooting has not been confirmed, he said, but the child’s parents were being questioned by Prichard police on Monday morning. The police report was filed at 3:36 p.m. Sunday, Buchanan said.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/4-year-old_boy_killed_easter_s.html

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/child-dead-after-accidental-shooting

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/roderick-paige-child-killed-in-accidental-shooting-laid-to-rest

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/gun_used_in_fatal_easter_shoot.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302412/Boy-4-dead-shooting-chest-Easter-Sunday-church.html

Killed – Emilio Mendez (Fairview, AL)

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The identity of a suspect arrested in connection to the murder of a Hispanic man at a Fairview trailer park has been confirmed by authorities.

Manuel Morales, 27, has been charged with aiding or abetting the person who allegedly shot and killed Emilio Mendez early Saturday afternoon.

Morales is in custody at the Cullman Detention Center on a $60,000 bond. Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey said other charges could be added. Officials are still questioning witnesses of the shooting which occurred Saturday afternoon.

Authorities had previously stated the shooting occurred following an altercation on Friday that continued into Saturday. Local and state law enforcement agencies spent the weekend searching for a suspect, who has still not been identified.

That suspect was last seen in a black Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck immediately following the shooting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Trailer Park. Rainey said that law enforcement agencies across the nation were notified of the shooting and the suspect.

http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x1340804281/Suspect-in-custody-in-relation-to-Fairview-shooting

http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x1340803436/Fairview-shooting-victim-s-name-confirmed

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http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x1340804281/Suspect-in-custody-in-relation-to-Fairview-shooting/print

Killed – John DeWayne Jones (Phenix City, AL)

John DeWayne Jones

PHENIX CITY, Ala. -

Phenix City police have arrested five people in connection to the city’s most recent murder.

Shawnna Davidson, 30, Marshekia Knight, 23, Jonnel Davis, 23, and Eric Dansby, 24, are all from Montgomery and are all facing capital murder charges.

Another young man has been arrested, but police are not identifying him at this time.

Earlier this week, police say 38-year-old John Dwayne Jones was shot and killed in his home near the 1800 block of 7th Street during a robbery.

John Dwayne Jones, 38, of 1805 Seventh St. was shot at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday inside his home, but he died as he was being transported to the hospital just before 1 a.m.

http://www.wrbl.com/story/21832056/five-arrested-in-connection-with-phenix-city-murder

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/03/phenix_city_man_shot_to_death.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary.aspx?n=john-dewayne-jones&pid=163876283&fhid=9422

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary.aspx?pid=163920909

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/03/phenix_city_man_shot_to_death.html

http://www.wrbl.com/story/21800801/phenix-city-police-man?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

 

Killed – Remad Lamar Chiles (Birmingham, AL)

Remad Lamar Chiles

A 25-year-old Birmingham man was found shot to death this afternoon in southwest Birmingham, according to Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr.

Remad Lamar Chiles, 25, was found dead about 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue Southwest.

It happened Sunday afternoon around 3:34 p.m. in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue Southwest. West Precinct officers found a man lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, identified as Remad Lamar Chiles, a 25-year-old from Birmingham, was transported from the scene to UAB Hospital where he died.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The shooting death of a 25-year-old Birmingham man last month on Jackson Avenue Southwest has been ruled self-defense, according to a news release from Birmingham Police Department spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/25-year-old_man_found_shot_to.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21786722/man-shot-to-death-in-southwest-birmingham

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/04/march_shooting_death_in_southw.html

http://www.waka.com/news/across-alabama/199831971.html

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21780726/25-year-old-found-shot-in-birmingham-dies-at-hospital

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=164021822

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/birmingham/guestbook.aspx?n=remad-chiles&pid=164021822&cid=full#sthash.PKFFb09W.dpbs

 

Wounded – Mother (Birmingham, AL)

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The uncle of a two-year-old boy killed this weekend in Birmingham is in custody.

Andre Boykins Jr., a 24-year-old from Birmingham, is suspected of shooting his two-year-old nephew Nazario Boykins to death and wounding the boy’s mother, who is his sister.

The incident happened around 12:10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at 913 8th Avenue West. Police say they are investigating the homicide as a domestic incident.

The mother is expected to recover from her injuries, police say.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21776900/uncle-being-held-in-the-shooting-death-of-a-2-year-old-boy

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/witnesses_describe_fear_and_ch.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_man_charged_with_ca_12.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21776900/uncle-being-held-in-the-shooting-death-of-a-2-year-old-boy

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21774710/birmingham-police-investigating-mother-and-child-shot

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/witnesses_describe_fear_and_ch.html

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21811582/birmingham-man-charged-with-capital-murder-in-death-of-his-nephew

Killed – Baby – Nazario Boykins (Birmingham, AL)

Nazario Boykins

The uncle of a two-year-old boy killed this weekend in Birmingham is in custody.

Andre Boykins Jr., a 24-year-old from Birmingham, is suspected of shooting his two-year-old nephew Nazario Boykins to death and wounding the boy’s mother, who is his sister.

The incident happened around 12:10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at 913 8th Avenue West. Police say they are investigating the homicide as a domestic incident.

The mother is expected to recover from her injuries, police say.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21776900/uncle-being-held-in-the-shooting-death-of-a-2-year-old-boy

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/witnesses_describe_fear_and_ch.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_man_charged_with_ca_12.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21776900/uncle-being-held-in-the-shooting-death-of-a-2-year-old-boy

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21774710/birmingham-police-investigating-mother-and-child-shot

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/witnesses_describe_fear_and_ch.html

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21811582/birmingham-man-charged-with-capital-murder-in-death-of-his-nephew

 

Killed – John Tolliver (Montgomery, AL)

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The number of homicides continues to climb in Montgomery, with the latest victim being an 18-year-old shot to death late Thursday night.

John Tolliver is the city’s 17th homicide victim of the year, putting the city on pace for more than 70. The city averages about 30 homicides a year.

Police and fire medics found Tolliver with a gunshot wound about 10:45 p.m. at Sherwood Apartments on Hatton Avenue. …

MPD detectives arrested and charged 18-year-old Khari Jackson and 18-year-old Wendell Scott with one count each of murder in connection with the March 21 shooting death of 18-year-old John Tolliver.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130323/NEWS01/303220021/18-year-old-shot-death-Montgomery-city-records-17th-homicide-2013?nclick_check=1

http://centralmontgomery.wsfa.com/news/crime/242701-two-arrested-connection-citys-17th-murder

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/03/fatal_shooting_of_teenager_mar.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/03/montgomery_18-year-old_charged.html

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130327/NEWS01/303260025/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=163843612

Killed – Issac Thomas (Birmingham, AL)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 26-year-old man has died after he was shot Thursday night in Birmingham.

Issac Thomas, of Birmingham, was found wounded about 9:30 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at UAB Hospital, police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said today.

The city’s South Precinct officers were dispatched to 110 Roosevelt Courtway South on a report that someone was shot. When they got there, they found Thomas wounded in the doorway. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_man_found_fatally_s_1.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/week_of_deadly_shootings_in_me.html

http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/List_of_Birmingham_homicides_in_2013

http://southside.myfoxal.com/news/news/142003-birmingham-police-identify-shooting-victim

http://westbham.myfoxal.com/news/news/142003-birmingham-police-identify-shooting-victim

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=163884112

Killed – David Crutcher (Birmingham, AL)

David Crutcher

Birmingham police have identified the body of a man found near an alley on the city’s east side Thursday morning.

Police say the victim is David Crutcher, a 39-year-old man from Cincinnati, Ohio. His body was discovered in an alley between two houses in the 8400 block of 8th Avenue South around 11:10 a.m., BPD Sgt. Johnny Williams said.

East Precinct officers responded to the scene in east Birmingham to investigate a report of a person down. Crutcher was found unresponsive and lying down near the alley. Birmingham Fire and Rescue officials pronounced him dead at the scene.

Birmingham detectives are now conducting a homicide investigation.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21758719/body-found-in-east-birmingham-alley

http://www.examiner.com/article/birmingham-experiences-deadly-week-of-13-violent-deaths

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21760719/birmingham-police-find-39-year-old-ohio-man-dead-in-alley

http://www.herbwalker.com/obituaries/David-Crutcher/

Killed – Robert Andrew Roberts (Mobile, AL)

Robert Andrew Roberts

MOBILE, Alabama — The man shot and killed at a local Baymont Inn and Suites Wednesday night was a member of the United States Coast Guard, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Robert Andrew Roberts, 31, was pronounced dead at the hotel on West Interstate 65 Service Road South around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials said Roberts was found after police responded a report of a man shot at the hotel at 930 West I-65 Service Road South.

A witness told FOX10 News that he was at a neighboring hotel when he heard gun shots at 8:45 p.m.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/03/man_fatally_shot_at_a_mobile_h.html

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/pd-shooting-victim-found-dead-at-hotel

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/05/judge_sends_murder_charges_to.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/03/details_emerge_in_deadly_shoot.html

http://blog.lipcon.com/2013/04/suspects-in-coast-guard-technician-shooting-murder-to-be-transported-to-mobile-al.html

http://www.amigonefuneralhome.com/obituary/Robert-Andrew-A.-Roberts-AET3-USCG/Mobile-AL/1191513

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx?pid=163835130

 

Killed – Henry Woods (Huntsville, AL)

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The following is background information of the murder investigation, including details of the other arrests made in the homicide from March 20, 2013, on Brenda Street.

The victim, Henry Woods, was found shot to death and lying on the ground near a home on Brenda Street on March 20, 2013.

Brian Andre McCrary, 35, and Jessie McCleney Greene, 34, are also charged in Woods’ murder.

The third suspect is William Barrett Slade.  He is 30 years old.

Mary Balogun said her son, 18-year-old Henry Woods of Huntsville, was the victim in Wednesday morning’s shooting. She said her son walked across the street around 9 a.m. to talk to his friend and a few seconds later she heard multiple gun shots.

http://whnt.com/2013/03/27/two-arrested-for-murder-in-huntsville/

http://www.waff.com/story/21730714/person-killed-in-north-huntsville-shooting

http://www.waff.com/story/21806057/2-arrested-in-huntsville-shooting

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/huntsville/obituary-preview.aspx?n=henry-woods&pid=163781583&referrer=29

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/03/mother_says_her_18-year-old_so.html

Killed – Jeremy Acre (Elmore County, AL)

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ELMORE COUNTY, Alabama — An off-duty Montgomery firefighter was shot and killed by an Elmore County Sheriff’s deputy after responding to a domestic violence call at his residence Tuesday night.

Jeremy Acre, 34, of Hogan Road in the Holtville community was shot once in his home and died at the scene, Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said.

Acre had been a firefighter with Montgomery Fire/Rescue since 1999.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation confirmed it is investigating an officer involved shooting at Franklin’s request. ABI’s findings will be turned over to the district attorney for review. This is routine procedure for most law enforcement agencies.

Franklin said at around 11 p.m. Tuesday night a supervisor with the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office and another deputy arrived at Acre’s home. The supervisor had received a call from a third party concerned with the welfare of Acre’s wife due to a domestic violence situation.

An Elmore County Grand Jury decided not to take action against an Elmore County Sheriff’s Deputy relating to the March 2013 death of off-duty Montgomery Firefighter Jeremy Acre. The grand jury’s decision means the panel determined Acre’s death was a “justifiable homicide.”

Deputies say when they approached the door of the home, they heard the sound of a gun being loaded. When deputies knocked on the door, Acre answered. Franklin says deputies told him Acre was clearly agitated – Acre was told multiple times to drop the handgun he was holding.

One of the deputies deployed his Taser, Acre stayed on the ground until he was able to remove one of the probes from his body. Deputies say Acre then stood back up and threatened them with his gun – that’s when an unnamed deputy fired the single shot that killed Acre.

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/03/off-duty_montgomery_firefighte.html

http://wetumpka.wsfa.com/news/news/234911-montgomery-firefighter-killed-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.wsmv.com/story/22828934/grand-jury-montgomery-firefighters-death-a-justifiable-homicide

http://www.waka.com/home/top-stories/Neighbors-React-Mtgy-Firefighter-Fatally-Shot-by-Elmore-Co-Deputies–199249061.html

http://thewetumpkaherald.com/2013/07/19/grand-jury-acquits-deputy/

http://centralmontgomery.wsfa.com/news/news/326151-grand-jury-montgomery-firefighters-death-justifiable-homicide

Murder/Suicide – Jimmy Lee Frizzell (Hoover, AL)

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After a quiet Hoover neighborhood was rocked by an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday night, one neighbor says the incident is like a “horror movie.”

Blake Dutton lives right across from the home where Kimberly Jamison Ozburn, 39, and Jimmy Lee Frizzell, 55, were found dead. He was shocked by the news. “This is a great neighborhood… It’s crazy to see something like this happen,” Dutton said. “It’s almost like a horror movie.”

Hoover police arrived at 2305 Queensview Road just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, but it was already too late.

While autopsies are still being completed, Hoover police think Frizzell stabbed Ozburn to death and then shot himself.

Rector said there was a dating relationship between Ozburn and Frizzell but he wasn’t sure whether it was current or in the past. Police had been called to the home once before, on Feb. 21, on a domestic argument. That incident, Rector said, was a verbal argument and no one had been injured. Frizzell left Ozburn’s house that night to return to his own home in Fultdondale.

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21749712/neighbor-says-apparent-hoover-murder-suicide-like-horror-movie

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/hoover_police_are_investigatin.html

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21744523/woman-stabbed-to-death-in-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.examiner.com/article/birmingham-experiences-deadly-week-of-13-violent-deaths

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/09/hoover_police_refused_to_enter.html

Killed – Tiffany Bozeman (Vestavia Hills, AL)

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and a young child were found dead in their apartment Wednesday. Investigators believe their deaths may be connected to a body found in a car in Fairfield earlier Wednesday morning.

Family members say the victims were a mother and her three-year-old daughter. They also said another child, a five-year-old son, was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the resident manager at The Park at Rocky Ridge Apartments around 11:30 a.m. The manager told them a woman and her two children were believed to be dead inside of their apartment.

Family members identified the deceased girl as Bozeman’s daughter, three-year-old Gabrielle Menefee, and the five-year-old boy airlifted to Children’s Hospital as her son Davion Menefee.

The father of the children and former boyfriend of Bozeman, Brandon Menefee of Midfield, was found dead in a vehicle in Fairfield.

The coroner’s office believes the gunshot wound was self-inflicted – leading detectives to believe the case is a murder-suicide.

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21759658/deputies-jeff-co-murder-suicide-tragic-result-of-domestic-violence

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21745828/woman-child-found-dead-in-jefferson-county

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_boy_remains_critica.html

http://seemydeath.com/murders/4462-tiffany-bozeman-30-and-her-daughter-gabrielle-menefee-3-were-shot-and-killed-while-inside-their-apartment.html#axzz2RFmp1H66

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21744832/deputies-discover-adult-child-dead-at-rocky-ridge-apartments-young-boy-wounded

Killed – Gabrielle Menefee (Vestavia Hills, AL)

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and a young child were found dead in their apartment Wednesday. Investigators believe their deaths may be connected to a body found in a car in Fairfield earlier Wednesday morning.

Family members say the victims were a mother and her three-year-old daughter. They also said another child, a five-year-old son, was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the resident manager at The Park at Rocky Ridge Apartments around 11:30 a.m. The manager told them a woman and her two children were believed to be dead inside of their apartment.

Family members identified the deceased girl as Bozeman’s daughter, three-year-old Gabrielle Menefee, and the five-year-old boy airlifted to Children’s Hospital as her son Davion Menefee.

The father of the children and former boyfriend of Bozeman, Brandon Menefee of Midfield, was found dead in a vehicle in Fairfield.

The coroner’s office believes the gunshot wound was self-inflicted – leading detectives to believe the case is a murder-suicide.

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21759658/deputies-jeff-co-murder-suicide-tragic-result-of-domestic-violence

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21745828/woman-child-found-dead-in-jefferson-county

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_boy_remains_critica.html

http://seemydeath.com/murders/4462-tiffany-bozeman-30-and-her-daughter-gabrielle-menefee-3-were-shot-and-killed-while-inside-their-apartment.html#axzz2RFmp1H66

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21744832/deputies-discover-adult-child-dead-at-rocky-ridge-apartments-young-boy-wounded

Murder/Suicide – Brandon Menefee (Vestavia Hills, AL)

male

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and a young child were found dead in their apartment Wednesday. Investigators believe their deaths may be connected to a body found in a car in Fairfield earlier Wednesday morning.

Family members say the victims were a mother and her three-year-old daughter. They also said another child, a five-year-old son, was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the resident manager at The Park at Rocky Ridge Apartments around 11:30 a.m. The manager told them a woman and her two children were believed to be dead inside of their apartment.

Family members identified the deceased girl as Bozeman’s daughter, three-year-old Gabrielle Menefee, and the five-year-old boy airlifted to Children’s Hospital as her son Davion Menefee.

The father of the children and former boyfriend of Bozeman, Brandon Menefee of Midfield, was found dead in a vehicle in Fairfield.

The coroner’s office believes the gunshot wound was self-inflicted – leading detectives to believe the case is a murder-suicide.

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21759658/deputies-jeff-co-murder-suicide-tragic-result-of-domestic-violence

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21745828/woman-child-found-dead-in-jefferson-county

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_boy_remains_critica.html

http://seemydeath.com/murders/4462-tiffany-bozeman-30-and-her-daughter-gabrielle-menefee-3-were-shot-and-killed-while-inside-their-apartment.html#axzz2RFmp1H66

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21744832/deputies-discover-adult-child-dead-at-rocky-ridge-apartments-young-boy-wounded