Category Archives: Alabama

Killed – Cloyd Weaver (Mobile, AL)

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Mobile Police say they are investigating an apparent murder that took place in Midtown early Saturday morning.

According to a press release from Sgt. Chris Levy, Cloyd Weaver, 42, died at the University of South Alabama Medical Center of gunshot wounds sustained around 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

Levy said officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 300 block of Morgan Avenue near the Loop area of Airport Boulevard, within blocks of MPD headquarters.

http://lagniappemobile.com/mpd-investigating-murder-on-morgan-avenue/

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/man_dies_after_apparent_shooti.html#incart_river

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/weekend-gun-report-october-18-20-2013/?_r=0

http://www.freemancitronelle.com/notices/Cloyd-Weaver

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Russell Devant Burge (Malvern, AL)

Russell Devant Burge

Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward called the investigation into a fatal shooting last week in the Malvern community a murder-suicide.

Ward said sheriff’s investigators determined 56-year-old Russell Burge fatally shot his wife, 57-year-old Sheila Burge, sometime Thursday night. He also said investigators learned Russell Burge apparently turned the gun on himself the next afternoon, right around the same time the couple’s daughter arrived at the home.

“When she was beating on the window she heard the gunshot, and that was Friday afternoon,” Ward said.

Geneva County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the couple’s home, located on East College Street in Malvern, late Friday afternoon. Law enforcement officers from several agencies responded.
Police gained entry to the home with a robot and several explosive devices to open two locked doors of the home. Russell Burge and his wife were found in separate bedrooms.

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/malvern-murder-suicide-inquiry-closed/article_2b6c9e42-3b3a-11e3-b48f-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/article_9b13add2-38fe-11e3-808a-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/malvern-murder-suicide-investigation-ongoing/article_9b13add2-38fe-11e3-808a-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/burge-sheila/article_34af8aa5-18e4-5002-9eda-dbf3f932008b.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/burge-sheila/article_3fe0f7e9-c46f-5e53-b6d2-5924af7f00f5.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119112525

http://www.sunsetmemorialpark.com/Obituaries.php?oID=1083

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/burge-russell/article_86927ace-a4b3-5c17-b30e-d2079d29825e.html

http://www.sunsetmemorialpark.com/Obituaries.php?oID=1084

Killed – Clarence Lundy (Grand Bay, AL)

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MOBILE, Alabama – What was supposed to be a pre-dawn ride to work ended in a Grand Bay man lying dead in his yard, attorneys told a judge on Wednesday.

In a preliminary hearing for 64-year-old Stanley Clemmons, who is charged with murder, several details surrounding the Oct. 18 death of Clarence “Beau” Lundy emerged. Clemmons was apprehended a short time later by Kemper County, Miss., deputies after reporting Lundy’s death to a relative, according to investigators.

Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Alexander told District Court Judge George Hardesty that Lundy,46, was in a tumultuous relationship with Clemmons’ daughter. And she had asked the victim to leave the Clemmons family residence, where he was staying, due to domestic issues about two weeks earlier, Alexander said.

Testifying during the hearing, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Detective Clifton Holifield said Lundy had threatened the family.

“They were in fear of him,” he said.

Despite the issues, the defendant’s daughter still traveled from Foley to Grand Bay on occasion to drive Lundy to work in Loxley, except on the day of the alleged homicide, when the defendant picked him up around 3:30 a.m., Holifield said.

Sometime later that morning, according to the initial police report, Clemmons called a relative to say there was a body at the mobile home Lundy was living in, on Strickland Road in Grand Bay. Deputies responded and found Lundy lying dead of an apparent gunshot wound outside the mobile home, authorities said.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/fear_and_domestic_issues_led_t.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/mcso_suspect_in_custody_follow.html

http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/area_news/article_eb54d4a6-3c23-11e3-9332-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.mobileso.com/uncategorized/homicide-in-grand-bay-suspect-in-custody-in-mississippi/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Sheila Jan Key Burge (Malvern, AL)

Sheila Jan Key Burge

Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward called the investigation into a fatal shooting last week in the Malvern community a murder-suicide.

Ward said sheriff’s investigators determined 56-year-old Russell Burge fatally shot his wife, 57-year-old Sheila Burge, sometime Thursday night. He also said investigators learned Russell Burge apparently turned the gun on himself the next afternoon, right around the same time the couple’s daughter arrived at the home.

“When she was beating on the window she heard the gunshot, and that was Friday afternoon,” Ward said.

Geneva County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the couple’s home, located on East College Street in Malvern, late Friday afternoon. Law enforcement officers from several agencies responded.
Police gained entry to the home with a robot and several explosive devices to open two locked doors of the home. Russell Burge and his wife were found in separate bedrooms.

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/malvern-murder-suicide-inquiry-closed/article_2b6c9e42-3b3a-11e3-b48f-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/article_9b13add2-38fe-11e3-808a-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/malvern-murder-suicide-investigation-ongoing/article_9b13add2-38fe-11e3-808a-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/burge-sheila/article_34af8aa5-18e4-5002-9eda-dbf3f932008b.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/burge-sheila/article_3fe0f7e9-c46f-5e53-b6d2-5924af7f00f5.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119112525

http://www.sunsetmemorialpark.com/Obituaries.php?oID=1083

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/burge-russell/article_86927ace-a4b3-5c17-b30e-d2079d29825e.html

http://www.sunsetmemorialpark.com/Obituaries.php?oID=1084

Killed – Cameron Massey (Eufaula, AL)

Cameron Massey

One person is dead after a shooting in Eufaula Tuesday night.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the investigative division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, is investigating a Eufaula police-involved shooting at the request of Eufaula Police Capt. Steve Watkins.

Barbour County Coroner Sidney Chapman Jr., says 26-year-old Cameron Massey, was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m at Medical Center Barbour.

The shooting happened north of Eufaula on Highway 431.

According to Chapman, Massey died from a gunshot wound.

On the day Cameron Massey was laid to rest, a preliminary autopsy report shows the 26-year-old Columbus man died of multiple gunshot wounds during a traffic stop Oct. 15 in Eufaula, Ala.

Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman said the cause of Massey’s death was multiple gunshots in the report released Wednesday. “It doesn’t say the location or anything like that,” the coroner said.

Massey was a passenger in a car that was stopped by police at 431 South Wrecker Service in Eufaula, authorities said. No details have been released in the 4:40 p.m. CDT shooting other than Massey was fatally shot by police during the traffic stop. Police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, pending the completion of an investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

A Barbour County grand jury has found no probable cause that officers committed a crime in the shooting death of Columbus resident Cameron Massey during an Oct. 15 traffic stop in Eufaula, Ala.

A grand jury considered the case on Tuesday and Wednesday before returning a no bill with no further criminal action recommended in the shooting of Massey, 26. The case was presented to the panel by special prosecutor Boyd Whigham.

Massey was a passenger in a car that was stopped by police at 431 South Wrecker Service in Eufaula when he was shot multiple times by police. Massey caused the vehicle to accelerate, dragging one of the officers, according to a statement released Wednesday from Mayor Jack Tibbs. The traffic stop about 45 miles south of Columbus developed into a drug-trafficking investigation.

“The officers fired upon Mr. Massey to stop the imminent deadly threat posed by Mr. Massey’s actions, which halted his continued ability to accelerate the vehicle and seriously injure or kill the officer being dragged,” the mayor said.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the agency called to investigate the police-involved shooting, seized more than seven pounds of marijuana from the trunk of the vehicle. The driver was charged with trafficking marijuana.

Eufaula mayor, Jack Tibbs explained Wednesday what happened between the initial stop and the fatal shots being fired.

Witnesses originally said the driver was out of the vehicle at this time and being detained in handcuffs. Mayor Tibbs said that man was charged with marijuana trafficking because police found seven pounds in his trunk.

In a written statement, Mayor Tibbs said, “During the encounter, Mr. Massey caused the vehicle he was in to accelerate away, dragging one of the officers…The officers fired upon Mr. Massey to stop the imminent deadly threat posed by Mr. Massey’s actions.

This directly corresponds with what witnesses originally told us about an officer leaning halfway into the driver’s side window as the vehicle was in motion. It also explains why officers felt Massey was endangering one of their lives even though Massey’s family has been insistent that he didn’t have possession of a gun at the time.

http://www.wtvy.com/news/alabama/headlines/One-Person-Dead-after-a-Shooting-in-Eufaula-227934261.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/10/23/2759442_coroner-cameron-massey-died-of.html?rh=1

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/04/02/3036754_grand-jury-finds-no-crime-in-fatal.html?rh=1

http://www.wltz.com/story/23710602/eufaula-police-kill-man-mom-questions-why

http://www.wrbl.com/story/24805046/eufaula-grand-jury-will-not-meet-today-in-cameron-massey-case

http://www.dothaneagle.com/eufaula_tribune/news/grand-jury-will-review-massey-shooting-evidence/article_79deeb8c-73fe-11e3-b0ab-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/04/eufaula_police_officers_wont_f.html

http://www.rickeystokesnews.com/article.php/barbour-county-district-attorney-investigator-arrests-driver-of-car-where-eufaula-police-chief-and-officer-used-deadly-physical-force-on-passenger-46593

http://www.wtvm.com/story/23711271/mother-of-man-killed-during-traffic-stop-passes-shooting-scene-on-way-to-meet-him

http://www.wsfa.com/story/25145734/eufaula-mayor-explains-why-police-killed-passenger-at-traffic-stop

http://www.wrbl.com/story/23711339/abi-investigates-third-eufaula-shooting-in-less-than-a-week

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Cameron-K-Massey/709833265712488

Killed – Glen Morrow (Ozark, AL)

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Ozark, AL – A preliminary investigation into a deadly officer involved shooting indicates the officer followed proper procedure.

Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said Earl Morrow, 83, pulled a loaded gun on two neighbors walking down the street Monday at around 11:30 a.m.

When police arrived, Spivey said an officer told Morrow multiple times to put down the gun, but he refused.

Spivey said Morrow pointed the gun at the officer, and the officer fired back. Morrow was shot multiple times, and died from those injuries.

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Ozark-Officer-Involved-Shooting-Appears-Justified–227914111.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/23687474/elderly-man-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-ozark

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Ozark-Shooting-Investigation-227843671.html

http://www.wsmv.com/story/23687474/elderly-man-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-ozark

http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/neighbors-react-to-deadly-police-shooting/d/story/X6ADaYew90KtTvYXeT0agA

http://archive.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20131016/NEWS/131016004/Ozark-Police-Chief-Police-justified-killing-83-year-old-man

http://www.dothaneagle.com/obituaries/morrow-glen/article_8d745da1-3e65-5fdc-aca5-a48c3a1d5d6c.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Glen-Earl-Morrow-96543935

Killed – Kennis Rucker (Birmingham, AL)

Kennis Rucker

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –
A Pleasant Grove man was shot to death overnight by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, Jefferson County officials confirm.

The coroner’s office has identified the victim as Kennis Rucker, 30. Family members said he went by “Kenny.”

Chief Deputy Randy Christian said deputies responded to a report of shots being fired at a home in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue in the Docena area of Jefferson County around 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

Deputies found Rucker lying on the floor in the back bedroom of the home. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene, Christian said.

Investigators learned that Rucker had been visiting his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter at the home.

The girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, 34-year-old Markeith Hall of Docena, showed up to the house and got into a fight with Rucker.

Authorities say Hall is also the father of the four-year-old girl, and at some point grabbed her and took her outside onto the front porch. Hall then fired shots through the door. The bullets struck Rucker, killing him.

After the shooting, Hall fled the scene in a white Toyota Avalon Avalon. He was taken into custody a little before 10 a.m. at his mother’s house in the 400 block of 7th Street Docena.

Markieth Antonio Hall, 34, of Docena, and Refeal DeWayne Peoples, 34, of Birmingham, have both been charged with capital murder for the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Kennis Rucker, who was found dead around 1 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of 3rd Street.

Hall, accompanied by Peoples, went to the home to pick up his daughter and after Rucker answered the door, the three men engaged in a verbal altercation that quickly escalated into a scuffle. The scuffle ended when Rucker closed the door on Hall and Peoples, at which time, one of the suspects fired a single shot through the door that struck the victim, eventually causing his death.

Following the shooting, the suspects took the little girl in a white Toyota Avalon and dropped her off at Hall’s mother’s home in the 400 block of 7th Street in Docena, where Hall was arrested by a U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force around 9 a.m.

Peoples was also arrested Monday morning at his home in the 800 block of Knoxville Street, where investigators recovered the vehicle and gun believed to have been used in the shooting.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23682760/sheriff-pleasant-grove-man-killed-by-girlfriends-ex

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23699641/2-charged-with-capital-murder-in-docena-shooting

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/10/jeffco_sheriffs_lieutenant_on.html

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/04/2_sentenced_in_slaying_of_jeff.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/150000_bond_set_for_man_charge.html

http://www.abc3340.com/story/23695412/2-men-charged-with-capital-murder-in-connection-with-fatal-shooting-in-docena

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=167577955

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/birmingham/kennis-rucker-condolences/167577955