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.

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.

Killed – Ubaldo Estrada (Montgomery, AL)


MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting reported in the 5700 block of Bell Road around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Lt. Regina Duckett.

The report says officers found 33-year-old Ubaldo Estrada, of Montgomery, suffering from a gunshot wound at the residence. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, where he later died.

An initial investigation indicates Estrada forced his way into the residence. No arrests have been made and no further details have been released.

Killed – Alvin Harris (Montgomery, AL)


MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting reported at 12:30 a.m. today in the 500 block of West Fairview Avenue, according to Lt. Regina Duckett.

The report says 38-year-old Alvin Harris was pronounced dead at the scene when officers arrived. While no arrests have been made at this time, an initial investigation indicated the shooting was the result of an altercation.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Montgomery Police have made two arrests in the Saturday shooting death of 38-year-old Alvin Harris, according to a statement Sunday evening from Lt. Regina Duckett.

Police charged Lesherman Ringstaff, 23, and Laterrious Davis, 19, both of Montgomery, each with one count of murder. Both suspects turned themselves in Sunday to MPD.

Double Murder – Killed – Male Teen – Jonathan Berry (Wylam, AL)

Jonathan Berry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Authorities have identified the victims in a Friday night double homicide at a Wylam home as 17-year-old twins Jonathan Berry and Jeremi Berry, both of Birmingham.

Their mother was also shot and taken to UAB Hospital, but police have not released her name. She is expected to recover from her injury, according to a news release from Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr.

Officers from the city’s West Precinct were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. to a report of gunfire and a crashed vehicle.

Investigators learned that three male suspects forced their way into the home at 736 Attalla Street just before the woman arrived home. She approached but tried to drive away after spotting the suspects.

They began firing at the woman’s vehicle and she was shot, causing her to crash in a neighbor’s yard.

The suspects shot Jonathan and Jeremi Berry before leaving the scene.