Category Archives: Alabama

Killed – Joe Edward Ross (Jasper, AL)

Joe Edward Ross

A man died after getting shot and running his vehicle into a tree while fleeing from the scene Monday night, Jasper police confirmed.

Police Chief Connie Rowe said the shooting happened on 29th Street East in downtown Jasper around 10:30 p.m. July 22.

Chief Rowe said after the shooting, the victim tried to flee in his vehicle, but ran into a tree.

“The shooting and accident resulted in the death of a 31-year-old black male of Jasper,” Chief Rowe said.

He has been identified as Joe Edward Ross.

Killed – Alicia Scott (Montgomery, AL)


Alicia Scott was sitting on the porch along with her three young children Tuesday evening at Paterson Court when gunfire erupted.

Police said Scott, 23, was caught in the crossfire and killed, becoming the city’s 30th homicide victim of 2013.

Police and fire medics arrived about 6:15 p.m. to the apartment in the 900 block of Decatur Street. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.

Killed – Oliver Onario Jennings (Sylacauga, AL)

Oliver Jennings

Press Release: The Sylacauga Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 900 block of the Goodwater Hwy in the early morning hours of July 9th 2013. The incident was originally reported to the department as an Assault 1st Degree in which the victim, Oliver Onario Jennings of Sylacauga, had been shot at the scene by an unknown person.

The victim was transported to UAB Hospital following the incident where he received treatment and ultimately passed away Monday August 5th 2013.

The investigation is considered “on going” anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sylacauga Police Department.

Oliver Onario Jennings, 32, of Sylacauga was shot July 8 on the 900 block of Goodwater Highway by an unknown person, according to a police press release. Sylacauga police responded to the scene at 10:11 p.m. Following the shooting, Jennings was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he received care until he died Aug. 5.

Killed – Melvin Kenyetta Scott (Troy, AL)


A shooting in Pike County leaves one man dead and his girlfriend is now in jail. It happened at Woodland Hills Apartment Complex around 6 a.m. Monday.

“It’s been pretty quiet in this area here,” apartment complex manager Robby Morrow said.

Yet, it was far from quiet early Monday morning when shots rang out. Police say 24-year-old Tiffany Upshaw is the one who pulled the trigger, shooting and killing her boyfriend, 29-year-old Melvin Kenyetta Scott.

A shooting in Pike County leaves one man dead and his girlfriend is now in jail. It happened at Woodland Hills Apartment Complex around 6 a.m. Monday.

Double Shooting – Killed – Quinton Thomas (Mobile, AL)

Quinton Thomas

MOBILE, Alabama — A 19-year-old has been arrested after police say he opened fire at a party on July 5, injuring one man and killing another, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Aaron Moore, 19, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Quinton Thomas, 23.

Thomas was pronounced dead at a local hospital on July 6 after he was shot around 11:55 p.m. July 5, said MPD public information officer Ashley Rains.

Thomas was found at a home on the 1700 block of Princeton Woods Drive East, where police said a party was being held.

Killed – Lelve Watkins (Montgomery, AL)

Lelve Watkins

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested one suspect in the July 1 shooting death of Lelve Watkins, 25, of Montgomery and arrested a second suspect on drug-related charges in connection with the incident.

MPD charged Dontavious Jones, 23, with capital murder in Watkins’ death. Jones, who was shot and wounded during the incident, was arrested following his release from a local hospital. Officers transported Jones to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he is being held without bond.

MPD also charged Shon Wright Jr., 20, with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance following the fatal shooting. Wright, who sustained injuries during the incident, was arrested following his release from a local hospital. Wright was transported to the Montgomery County Detention facility where he was being held under a $30,000 bond.

At about 4 p.m. Monday, July 1, Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the 4700 block of Narrow Lane Road after receiving a report of shots fired. Prior to their arrival, a lookout was issued for two vehicles that had left the scene. MPD located the first vehicle, occupied by Watkins and Wright, at a Montgomery hospital, where Watkins was pronounced dead and Wright was treated for his injuries.

MPD located the second vehicle, occupied by Jones and another adult male, in the vicinity of Sussex Drive. Following a brief vehicle pursuit, MPD took both subjects into custody. Both had sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Jones later was released and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. The second subject is receiving treatment in a local hospital and currently is listed in critical/stable condition.

Killed – Charles Sims Jr. (Mobile, AL)


MOBILE, Alabama — A shooting Sunday night claimed the life of a 33-year-old Mobile man, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Charles Sims Jr., 33, was found suffering from a gunshot wound around 9:30 p.m., said MPD spokesman Cpl. Christopher Levy. He was pronounced dead on the scene after members of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department arrived.

He was fatally shot outside Country Club Woods Apartments on the 4000 block of Airport Boulevard, Levy said.