Category Archives: Alabama

Killed – Jason Hutchinson (Brierfield, AL)

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Bibb County authorities are investigating what the sheriff calls a possible case of deadly road rage.

Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah says 31-year-old Jason Hutchinson of Brierfield was shot in the head on Copperas Creek Road in the Six Mile community on Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m.

Nicholas Dunlap, 25, is charged with capital murder in Hutchinson’s death. Dunlap is also charged with attempted murder of the person who was a passenger inside Hutchinson’s car.

Dunlap, also from Brierfield, was held overnight in the Bibb County Jail. He was charged on Tuesday afternoon.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23515712/sheriff-bibb-county-man-killed-in-possible-road-rage-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/23515712/sheriff-bibb-county-man-killed-in-possible-road-rage-shooting

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

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

http://www.wtvm.com/story/23515712/sheriff-bibb-county-man-killed-in-possible-road-rage-shooting

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jason-Wayne-Hutchinson-96435498

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jason-W.-Hutchinson-96517820

Killed – Andria Romaine (Ohatchee, AL)

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OHATCHEE, Alabama — Calhoun County authorities said they believe a shooting last month which resulted in the death of an Ohatchee woman Wednesday was accidental.

Andria Romaine, 32, of Ohatchee died Wednesday at UAB Hospital from complications resulting from a shooting last month by her husband, according to Coroner Pat Brown.

Romaine was wounded in the chest Sept. 21 at the couple’s home on the 2100 block of Cochran Springs Road. Her husband had been reloading a .45-caliber pistol when the gun discharged, Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said.

“Evidently the gun had been malfunctioning, so he tried a different kind of ammunition,” he said. “When he was switching the ammunition out, the gun discharged.”

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/10/calhoun_authorities_believe_oh.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/14/1244525/-GunFAIL-XXXIX#

Double Shooting – Killed – Devery Bell (Birmingham, AL)

Devery Bell

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 25-year-old Birmingham man is dead and another man wounded in a shooting that happened early Saturday in south Birmingham.

Birmingham police are investigating the fatal shooting of Devery Bell at an apartment complex at 737 Barcelona Court.

At 1:20 a.m., South Precinct officers responded to the apartments to investigate a report of a person shot. They found Bell and another man, both of whom had been shot, lying in the apartment breezeway.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced Bell dead at the scene. The second man, who was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment, is expected to recover from his injuries.

A shooting victim will be charged with felony murder in a September death in Birmingham, because the Jefferson County District Attorney has ruled he and deceased victim were trying to burglarize an apartment.

Devery Bell was found shot to death in an apartment on Barcelona Court on September 14.

On Friday, the DA’s office says no charges will be filed against the apartment resident, because the two shooting victims were trying to commit a crime when the shooting happened, and the shooting will be ruled justifiable.

The DA also said the surviving victim will be charged with felony murder because he started the circumstances that led to the death.

Michael Jones is in the Jefferson County Jail.

“It is obvious that this senseless burglary act created an even larger danger to all who were involved,” Police Chief A.C. Roper stated. “The ultimate consequences of the suspects’ reckless behavior affected them and each of their families. There truly are no winners in this case.”

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23437991/birmingham-pd-investigate-weekend-shooting

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/09/25-year-old_man_killed_another.html

http://wvtm.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/23610818/shooting-victim-charged-with-felony-murder-in-deadly-birmingham-shooting

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary-preview.aspx?n=devery-dewayne-bell&pid=167042173&referrer=24

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Birmingham, AL)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 25-year-old Birmingham man is dead and another man wounded in a shooting that happened early Saturday in south Birmingham.

Birmingham police are investigating the fatal shooting of Devery Bell at an apartment complex at 737 Barcelona Court.

At 1:20 a.m., South Precinct officers responded to the apartments to investigate a report of a person shot. They found Bell and another man, both of whom had been shot, lying in the apartment breezeway.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced Bell dead at the scene. The second man, who was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment, is expected to recover from his injuries.

A shooting victim will be charged with felony murder in a September death in Birmingham, because the Jefferson County District Attorney has ruled he and deceased victim were trying to burglarize an apartment.

Devery Bell was found shot to death in an apartment on Barcelona Court on September 14.

On Friday, the DA’s office says no charges will be filed against the apartment resident, because the two shooting victims were trying to commit a crime when the shooting happened, and the shooting will be ruled justifiable.

The DA also said the surviving victim will be charged with felony murder because he started the circumstances that led to the death.

Michael Jones is in the Jefferson County Jail.

“It is obvious that this senseless burglary act created an even larger danger to all who were involved,” Police Chief A.C. Roper stated. “The ultimate consequences of the suspects’ reckless behavior affected them and each of their families. There truly are no winners in this case.”

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23437991/birmingham-pd-investigate-weekend-shooting

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/09/25-year-old_man_killed_another.html

http://wvtm.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/23610818/shooting-victim-charged-with-felony-murder-in-deadly-birmingham-shooting

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary-preview.aspx?n=devery-dewayne-bell&pid=167042173&referrer=24

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Ronald Hartman (Bessemer, PA)

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Police are investigating after a man and woman were found dead of an apparent murder-suicide in Lawrence County.

Police say around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, a passerby called 911 to report a man lying on the ground in the Bessemer Lake parking lot in North Beaver Township.

When officials arrived, they found 54-year-old Ronald Hartman and 50-year-old Shirley Rivardo with gunshot wounds.

Rivardo was found inside a pickup truck and taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Hartman was found dead lying on the ground beside the truck.

Police say they believe Hartman shot Rivardo and then shot himself.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/2-in-lawrence-co-found-dead-of-apparent-murder-suicide/

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/police-find-likely-murdersuicide-near-bessemer-lake/21918838

http://wkbn.com/2013/09/12/murder-suicide-probed-in-bessemer/

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/murder-suicide-suspected-death-couple-found-near-b/nZwRm/

http://www.wfmj.com/story/23421246/apparent-murder-suicide-in-north-beaver-township

http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/police_fire_courts/psp-murder-suicide-in-north-beaver-twp/article_7de469cf-9cbd-5fa5-83ec-a7c63b16d8a3.html

http://obituaries.triblive.com/listing/229857/Shirley-A-Rivardo/

Killed – Jermol Garrett (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old early Tuesday morning in south Montgomery.

The death of Jermol Garrett is the city of Montgomery’s 38th homicide of 2013.

Montgomery police officers and fire medics responded to the scene in the 3300 block of Cross Ridge Road shortly after midnight after receiving a report of a subject shot, Montgomery police released.

Garrett was found dead of a gunshot wound.

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/09/montgomery_police_investigatin_39.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/23389763/mpd-investigating-38th-homicide

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/09/montgomerys_38th_homicide_vict.html

http://archive.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/99999999/NEWS01/399990272/Montgomery-s-2013-homicide-victims

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130910/NEWS/130910007/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=166899514

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Bernard Eudon Steward (Selma, AL)

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According to Selma Police, a 68-year-old man shot his nephew and his nephew’s 28-year-old friend on Sunday afternoon. The shooter, Bernard Eudon Steward, then shot himself. Both Steward and his nephew, identified by family members as James “Britt” Steward, died from the gunshot wounds.

The incident happened around 2:00 p.m. in the 2300 block of Landline Road, within the Selma Police jurisdiction.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the 28-year-old friend, not identified at this time, shot in the abdomen screaming for help in the rear of a residence. Officers were directed to a covered shed area where they found Steward and his nephew, fatally wounded from gun shot wounds.

The 28-year-old friend received first-aid, was transported first to the Vaughan ER in Selma, then to a local hospital in Montgomery for emergency surgery where he is in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation has determined that Steward came to the residence of his nephew, where the nephew and his friend were outside under a covered shed area, and opened fire on the nephew first and then his friend.

The friend was able to flee after being shot. Mr. Stewart then went back under the covered shed and shot his nephew several more times before turning the weapon on himself.

A 9mm handgun was found on the scene and a smaller caliber weapon. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/23380519/selma-shooting-leaves-2-dead-1-wounded

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/09/selma_man_fatally_shoots_nephe.html

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2228271&fh_id=11153

http://www.tributes.com/show/James-Britton-Steward-96369331