Category Archives: Alabama

Killed – Boy (Opelika, AL)

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A 14-year-old male has been arrested for the Dec. 30, 2013 shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Beauregard, Ala.

Authorities say the investigation has been ongoing, and a petition was issued earlier today, Feb. 28, charging the youth with Manslaughter.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told News Leader 9 in December that The young victim, his 12-year-old brother, and their 14-year-old friend had returned from a hunting trip, and were in a bedroom.

At the time, it was reported that one of the boys was putting his rifle away when it accidentally discharged and struck the 10-year-old in the head, killing him instantly.

The mother of the victim and another boy were in the kitchen of the home at the time of the shooting.

The juvenile suspect has been taken into custody. A hear

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24855242/juvenile-charged

http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/article_c5e0b804-71e1-11e3-a8ca-001a4bcf6878.html

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http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24855238/teen-arrested-in-lee-county-shooting-death-of-10-year-old-boy

Killed – Labaron Davis (Mobile, AL)

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MOBILE, Alabama — Police have opened their 31st homicide investigation of 2013 after a 21-year-old man was found fatally shot early Monday morning.

The victim, identified as Labaron Davis, was found in an apartment at Knollwood Apartments at 1651 Knollwood Dr. around 6:30 a.m., said Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/21-year-old_found_fatally_shot.html

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/06/life_on_webb_avenue_families_a.html

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/07/webb_ave_murder_suspect_brough.html

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Double Murder – Killed – Luann Storey (Lincoln, AL)

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LINCOLN, Alabama — Police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found shot Saturday, according to The Daily Home.

Deonte Strown, 27, was found dead in the driveway of a home on Roberson Road after officers were called to a report of shots fired around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police told the newspaper.

Luann Storey, 46, died at a hospital after she was taken by a private vehicle.

A Talladega County jury of eight women and four men spent just under two hours deliberating Tuesday before finding Jonathon Virgil Davis, 24, of Lincoln, guilty of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Davis now faces 20 to 99 years or life in prison on the attempted murder charge.
According to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore, Davis will be sentenced Sept. 15 by Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King.

Davis was charged following a series of events Dec. 28, 2013, that resulted in the deaths of two people: Deonte “Tae-Tae” Strown, 27, and Luanne “Belle” Story, 47.

Davis’s victim in the attempted murder case was Strown’s brother, Brandon “Bam-Bam” Strown, who was involved in a relationship with Story’s daughter, LaShekia Knight, at the time of the incident.
Knight’s sister, Diamond Knight, had a child in common with Deonte Strown.

Story also had a son, James “Lil James” Knight, who was a witness, along with Antonio “Jarue” Tanner.

On Dec. 28, 2013, Bam-Bam had his cousin, Shawn Collins, drop him off at LaShekia Knight’s apartment at Talladega Downs. Strown and Knight argued, and he left.

Davis is not related to any of the Knights, but said he had known them since he was a child and considers the two daughters his sisters.

Shortly after the exchange at Talladega Downs, Davis went to Brandon Strown’s apartment on Shocco Springs Road. He only found Collins and told him that he planned to kill Strown for putting his hands on “his sister.”

Collins testified that Davis also showed him a gun.

At this point, Davis drove to pick up Story, who had come down from Gadsden to get her grandchild, who had gone to stay with the Strown family after Christmas.

The rest of the day’s events took place at the Strowns’ grandparents’ house on Roberson Road in Lincoln. Story demanded her grandchild, who was not there. She went into the house briefly, then came out again, and was locked out.

The brothers had heard the commotion and came around. Brandon got a shotgun from the garage, which Deonte took from him. What happened next was disputed.

According to the state’s version of events, Story and Deonte Strown fought over the shotgun, which went off and struck Story in the gut. She later died of her wounds.

Davis then shot Deonte Strown, knocking him down but not killing him.

Then Davis began shooting at Brandon Strown, who was unarmed and trying to make his way back into his grandparents’ house. He eventually made it, and Davis shot at him again when he was “peeping around the front door.”

At this point, Deonte Strown tried to sit up and move toward the shotgun before being fatally shot in the head by Davis.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/lincoln_police_investigating_a.html

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/dh_off_lead/updated-davis-guilty-of-attempted-murder-threatt-murder-trial-continues/article_719922ba-45f5-11e5-a317-0f7e598e1987.html

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2014/01/report_lincoln_police_make_arr.html

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/lincoln-man-out-on-bond-arrested-on-drug-charges/article_c36657de-00cd-11e4-a826-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/dh_news/juries-selected-in-unrelated-shooting-incidents/article_0f429f6c-4553-11e5-b3f1-738c74b756b5.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyhome/obituary.aspx?n=luann-story&pid=168869701&

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Double Murder – Killed – Deonte Strown (Lincoln, AL)

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LINCOLN, Alabama — Police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found shot Saturday, according to The Daily Home.

Deonte Strown, 27, was found dead in the driveway of a home on Roberson Road after officers were called to a report of shots fired around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police told the newspaper.

Luann Storey, 46, died at a hospital after she was taken by a private vehicle.

A Talladega County jury of eight women and four men spent just under two hours deliberating Tuesday before finding Jonathon Virgil Davis, 24, of Lincoln, guilty of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Davis now faces 20 to 99 years or life in prison on the attempted murder charge.
According to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore, Davis will be sentenced Sept. 15 by Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King.

Davis was charged following a series of events Dec. 28, 2013, that resulted in the deaths of two people: Deonte “Tae-Tae” Strown, 27, and Luanne “Belle” Story, 47.

Davis’s victim in the attempted murder case was Strown’s brother, Brandon “Bam-Bam” Strown, who was involved in a relationship with Story’s daughter, LaShekia Knight, at the time of the incident.
Knight’s sister, Diamond Knight, had a child in common with Deonte Strown.

Story also had a son, James “Lil James” Knight, who was a witness, along with Antonio “Jarue” Tanner.

On Dec. 28, 2013, Bam-Bam had his cousin, Shawn Collins, drop him off at LaShekia Knight’s apartment at Talladega Downs. Strown and Knight argued, and he left.

Davis is not related to any of the Knights, but said he had known them since he was a child and considers the two daughters his sisters.

Shortly after the exchange at Talladega Downs, Davis went to Brandon Strown’s apartment on Shocco Springs Road. He only found Collins and told him that he planned to kill Strown for putting his hands on “his sister.”

Collins testified that Davis also showed him a gun.

At this point, Davis drove to pick up Story, who had come down from Gadsden to get her grandchild, who had gone to stay with the Strown family after Christmas.

The rest of the day’s events took place at the Strowns’ grandparents’ house on Roberson Road in Lincoln. Story demanded her grandchild, who was not there. She went into the house briefly, then came out again, and was locked out.

The brothers had heard the commotion and came around. Brandon got a shotgun from the garage, which Deonte took from him. What happened next was disputed.

According to the state’s version of events, Story and Deonte Strown fought over the shotgun, which went off and struck Story in the gut. She later died of her wounds.

Davis then shot Deonte Strown, knocking him down but not killing him.

Then Davis began shooting at Brandon Strown, who was unarmed and trying to make his way back into his grandparents’ house. He eventually made it, and Davis shot at him again when he was “peeping around the front door.”

At this point, Deonte Strown tried to sit up and move toward the shotgun before being fatally shot in the head by Davis.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/lincoln_police_investigating_a.html

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/dh_off_lead/updated-davis-guilty-of-attempted-murder-threatt-murder-trial-continues/article_719922ba-45f5-11e5-a317-0f7e598e1987.html

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2014/01/report_lincoln_police_make_arr.html

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/lincoln-man-out-on-bond-arrested-on-drug-charges/article_c36657de-00cd-11e4-a826-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/dh_news/juries-selected-in-unrelated-shooting-incidents/article_0f429f6c-4553-11e5-b3f1-738c74b756b5.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyhome/obituary.aspx?n=luann-story&pid=168869701&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyhome/obituary.aspx?n=deonte-sanchez-strown&pid=168869732&

Mass Shooting – Killed – Glenn Thomas (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Killed – Kimberle Johnson (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Killed – Timnorius Hamilton (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/01/bond_denied_for_2_suspects_in.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_B

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20140131/NEWS01/301310014/Judge-denies-bond-men-charged-deaths-Doe-B-two-others?nclick_check=1

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/family_of_slain_montgomery_rap.html

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/montgomery_police_make_second_3.html

http://www.wsfa.com/story/26667046/rapper-doe-b-gravesite-disturbed-in-montgomery

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531563/Rapper-Doe-Bs-daughter-leads-vigil-died-Alabama-nightclub-shooting.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Family-Members-Of-Murder-Victim-Kimberle-Johnson-Speak-Out-238133781.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/12/29/rapper-doe-b-killed-in-club-shooting-at-22

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rapper-doe-b-shot-dead-saturday-montgomery-ala-article-1.1560760

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2014/01/man_seriously_injured_in_multi.html

http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Centennial-Hill-Bar–Grill-Third-Victim-Dies–238723551.html

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/3rd-victim-dies-in-Montgomery-shooting-238725961.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168844128

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kimberle-Johnson&lc=0220&pid=168844928&mid=5797824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bond was denied for two suspects charged with three counts of capital murder in the multiple shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill on Dec. 28.

Montgomery County District Judge Jimmy Pool denied bond for Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, during their preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report. The suspects have denied any involvement in the shooting

Their cases were bound over to a grand jury.

Local rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, were shot to death during the mayhem at the club.

Detective Andy Magnus testified that Darius Thomas was angry at Doe B because the rapper had refused to help him get into the club as the rapper and his entourage walked past him and others standing in line at the club that night, the Advertiser reported.

Shortly after entering the club, Doe B took the stage to perform.

Darius Thomas, McWilliams and others then apparently began throwing gang signs and yelling “South Side,” “Four Way” and expletives against the rapper, Magnus said during court testimony. South Side and Four Way are local gangs.

Darius Thomas and Doe B soon ended up face-to-face and apparently Doe B shoved Thomas in the face. Thomas then raised his armed to knock his hands away and a bottle went flying.

Magnus said witnesses told police McWilliams later began “shooting erratically across the crowd,” while Darius Thomas began shooting from the stairs, fell to the base of the stairs and continued shooting from the floor.

Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The family of slain Montgomery rapper Glenn Thomas, also known as Doe B, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the proprietors of the nightclub where he was gunned down on Dec. 28, 2013.

Doe B, 22, Troy University student Kimberle Johnson, 21, and Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from injuries in the shooting. Six others were wounded.

Montgomery police charged two suspects, Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas, both 25, with three counts of capital murder. Police say the men fired shots inside the club after an altercation with Doe B.

Attorneys Dwayne L. Brown and Michael Strickland filed the suit on behalf of Thomas’ father, Kenneth Aaron, seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages in Doe B’s death, the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown stated in a press release.

The suit, filed against Centennial Hill Bar & Grill, its owner Nicole Bankhead, an unnamed security company and the city of Montgomery, alleges security officials at the club were bribed and allowed certain patrons to bring firearms into the club.

Rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot in the club in the early the morning hours of Dec. 28. Timnorius Hamilton, 20, died from his injuries on Jan. 3. Five others were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.

Death
On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[17] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the “Rose Supper Club”, which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[18] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[19] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[18]
On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[20] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the “shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B.”[21] A second local 25-year-old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year-old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[22]

Doe B’s funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[23] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club’s bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[24]

On September 30, 2014 it was discovered that someone had tried to disturb Thomas’s grave. His mother has expressed concern and is considering moving his body to an unmarked grave.

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168841730

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Tuscaloosa, AL)

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Two men, 18- and 19-years-old, were arrested late Friday night and charged with two counts of attempted murder and one county of murder in connection with a shooting earlier that afternoon that killed a man and injured another.

Sgt. Dale Phillips, the commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit, said Joshua Maquise Hall, 19, and 18-year-old Tevin Demarcus Hall were arrested late Friday after an afternoon and evening of intense investigation from the homicide unit.

Phillips said the two men share a last name, but investigators do not believe they’re related.

The teenagers are accused of pulling guns and shooting into a crowd of people during a dispute between two groups of people near the intersection of Ash Street and 29th Avenue in west Tuscaloosa.

Phillips said the two groups were involved in an on-going dispute over several issues, but explicitly said the shooting was not gang-related, and the grievances were closer to family feuds than turf wars.

A fight broke out between the two groups Friday around 2 p.m. when their disagreements boiled over, and the two teens allegedly escalated the violence by firing guns into the crowd.

24-year-old Johnny Terrell Sledge was critically injured during the shooting. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa about an hour and a half after being shot. Another victim, 20, was shot but is expected to fully recover from his injuries. He has been treated and released from DCH.

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/12/two_teens_arrested_for_double.html

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/12/police_24-year-old_killed_anot.html

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http://www.wset.com/story/24316801/sheriffs-office-investigating-double-shooting-in-tuscaloosa-that-left-1-dead

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?pid=168854172

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Double Shooting – Killed – Johnny Terrell Sledge (Tuscaloosa, AL)

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Two men, 18- and 19-years-old, were arrested late Friday night and charged with two counts of attempted murder and one county of murder in connection with a shooting earlier that afternoon that killed a man and injured another.

Sgt. Dale Phillips, the commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit, said Joshua Maquise Hall, 19, and 18-year-old Tevin Demarcus Hall were arrested late Friday after an afternoon and evening of intense investigation from the homicide unit.

Phillips said the two men share a last name, but investigators do not believe they’re related.

The teenagers are accused of pulling guns and shooting into a crowd of people during a dispute between two groups of people near the intersection of Ash Street and 29th Avenue in west Tuscaloosa.

Phillips said the two groups were involved in an on-going dispute over several issues, but explicitly said the shooting was not gang-related, and the grievances were closer to family feuds than turf wars.

A fight broke out between the two groups Friday around 2 p.m. when their disagreements boiled over, and the two teens allegedly escalated the violence by firing guns into the crowd.

24-year-old Johnny Terrell Sledge was critically injured during the shooting. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa about an hour and a half after being shot. Another victim, 20, was shot but is expected to fully recover from his injuries. He has been treated and released from DCH.

http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/12/two_teens_arrested_for_double.html

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Killed – Alexis Hunter (Selma, AL)

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During the hearing, Selma Police Department Sgt. Kendall Thomas described the scene as he arrived at the corner of Franklin Street and Memorial Avenue Saturday night around 10 p.m. Thomas said Alexis Hunter was lying on the curb, with her legs on Franklin Avenue and her torso on the grass.

“When I arrived, she was bleeding profusely from the head and was unconscious and unresponsive,” he said.

Alexis Hunter was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head at close range by Jones, Thomas testified. Thomas testified in Monday’s hearing that he connected Jones as the shooter through multiple interviews with witnesses.

The incident began when a group of young men, including Larry Hunter and Jones, were talking near the intersection of Franklin Street and Memorial Avenue.

Larry Hunter told police Jones said, “I got to get this money. I’m broke. I need some money. The next person that comes through I got to get it,” according to Thomas.

A group of three teenage girls, including Alexis Hunter, walked past Selma High School on Franklin and were confronted by Jones, Thomas said.

Witness accounts vary on the exact details of the conversation between Jones and the girls, but all accounts confirm Jones reportedly pulled a gun from his waistband and fired one shot, striking Alexis Hunter in the head after asking for her phone.

The two remaining girls scattered after the gunshot, but were chased by the suspects and asked to hand over their phones. Both girls returned home.

Sunday will mark a year since 18-year-old Selma High student Alexis Hunter was shot and killed near her school, leaving her mother with a pain that’s hard to describe.

Since Joann Hunter learned that a Selma teen allegedly killed her daughter at the corner of Franklin Street and Memorial Avenue, she has tried to keep her daughter’s loving and kind spirit alive.

Murder suspects John Jones and Larry Hunter allegedly robbed a group of girls, including Alexis, for their cell phones during the incident on Dec. 21, 2013. The shooter was reportedly Larry.

Jones was indicted on capital murder at the time of the incident, and Larry received the same charge in early July.

The two are expected to appear in court for trial May 4, 2015.

Larry, who was 18 at the time of the incident, is facing either the death penalty or the life in jail without parole if convicted, District Attorney Michael Jackson said in July.

Because Jones was a minor at the time of the shooting, at 16 years old, he cannot face the death penalty, Jackson said.

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http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2013/12/25/death-penalty-sought-in-selma-teens-slaying/4196733/

http://www.kptv.com/story/24193310/2-dead-after-shots-fired-in-selma-robbery

Killed – Quintin Long (Birmingham, AL)

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Alabama – Birmingham police said they are looking to the public for help in a slaying that happened Saturday afternoon in Ensley.

Police responded to a report of shots fired shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived on the scene, they found a male victim lying in the road at the intersection of 33rd Street and Avenue E.

Quintin Long, 22, of Birmingham, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Long had left an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Avenue E and gotten into a vehicle with an unknown suspect just before he was found, said police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said. The apartment complex is located about a block from where Long’s body was found.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Two men who face capital murder charges in a December slaying during a heroin purchase have pointed to one another as the person who fired the fatal shot, an investigator testified Tuesday.

Andre Dunlap, 20; Eugene Hale, 23; and Amber Nicole Harris, 19, are charged in the Dec. 21 slaying of Quintin Long, who was 22.

Residents of the Ensley area called 911 at 2:50 p.m. Dec. 21 after hearing gunshots. Birmingham Fire and Rescue paramedics pronounced Long dead at the scene.

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http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary-preview.aspx?n=quinton-long&pid=168752311&referrer=24

Killed – Roosevelt Parker, Jr (Jefferson County, AL)

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A wanted suspect following a shooting at a birthday party in Center Point turned himself in and has been released on bond.

Marcus Jarell White is accused of shooting and killing Roosevelt Parker Jr. The shooting happened at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about a large fight at a party at a business in the 1200 block of Center Point Parkway. When the deputies arrived, they found two men who were stabbed and a third that had been shot. The stabbing victims were taken to the hospital. Roosevelt Parker Jr. was pronounced dead on scene. He was lying in the parking lot of the business.

The business is a venue that is rented for parties. Marcus Jarell White turned himself in at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. After being charged with murder, White posted a $50,000 bond and was released.

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Killed – Jeffery Burkes (Birmingham, AL)

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Update #2:

ABC 33/40 has learned the identity of the man shot and killed late Friday morning in west Birmingham.

Jeffery Burkes Jr., a 28-year-old father of one, died from injuries sustained in a shooting at a home on Alabama Avenue around 11 a.m.

The suspected shooter fled the scene and remains at-large. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

Watch Focus@4 and the news at 5 and 6 p.m. for the latest on this story. To watch the newscasts live online, click here.

Update #1:

The victim of a fatal shooting in west Birmingham Friday is, according to family, a man in his mid-to-late 20s and the father of a 2-year-old, ABC 33/40 reporter Haley Westbrook has learned.

According to police, the man was shot on the front porch of a home in the 1600 block of Alabama Avenue around 11 a.m. and the suspected killer is still at large.

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

Killed – Elizabeth Lauren Hartnett (Weaver, AL)

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Weaver Police say they have charged a man with his girlfriend’s murder.

Chief Wayne Bush says that officers responded to a call in the 7900 block of McClellan Boulevard Thursday evening at 8:56 p.m. They found 20-year-old Elizabeth Lauren Hartnett suffering from a gun shot wound to her chest.

Hartnett was was taken to the hospital whree she was later pronounced dead.

Police learned that Hartnett was scene with two men during the shooting. One male was detained at the scene and questioned. The other man, identified as John Denver Pegg, 22, left the scene before officers arrived.

Police learned that Pegg was Hartnett’s boyfriend. Pegg was apprehended by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Task Force personnel on an unrelated arrest warrant. He was questioned in Hartnett’s death and has now been charged with murder.

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Killed – Damien Perez Adams (Mobile, AL)

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at approximately 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Jackson Road for a report of one shot. Upon arrival, officers located 28 year-old Damien Perez Adams suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

Adams was transferred by Mobile Fire Rescue to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

During the course of the investigation, 22 year-old Demilton Simmons was developed as a suspect. Simmons was out on bond for drug-related charges at the time of the murder. His bond was revoked during the investigation and he was being held at the Metro Jail.

On February 21, 2014, a Murder warrant was signed on Simmons and the charge added.

On Friday, a warrant was signed out to charge Demilton Simmons, of Mobile, with murder in the death of Damien Perez Adams, said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

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http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=damien-adams&pid=168639783&referrer=30

Killed – Gary Lee Willis (Geraldine, AL)

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New developments in the case involving the body discovered in Geraldine Tuesday. Geraldine Police Department Chief Nelson Gregory responded to a car fire on County Road 135 along with Geraldine Fire Department. After extinguishing the fire, Chief Gregory notified Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office that there was a body in the vehicle. Investigators went to the scene and began an investigation into the owner of the car and then identified the person in the vehicle. The car was determined to be from Etowah County and belonged to a person who was listed as missing. Dekalb and Etowah investigators began to work a homicide due to several circumstances. District Attorney Mike Odell authorized an autopsy at Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville which was performed Wednesday. The body was positively identified as Gary Lee Willis, 38 of Boaz, AL.

The cause of death has been determined as multiple gunshot wounds. This investigation is ongoing with Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama State Fire Marshal working with drug units from all three counties. Several leads are being pursued at this time. Harris states “we are working hard to follow these leads. Our people were out all night and additional officers were assigned today to help in getting this case solved. Any person with information on this case should call the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says three people are charged with kidnapping and are being held in the DeKalb County Jail on a $1 million bond:

-Christopher Todd Cagle, 28, of Albertville
-Delia May Downs, 33, of Albertville
-Michael Stanley Townsel, Jr., 28 of Fort Payne

Willis was found after Geraldine Police Chief Nelson Gregory and the Geraldine Fire Department responded to a car fire on County Road 135 around 11 a.m. The car was determined to be from Etowah County and belonged to a person who was listed as missing, Harris said.

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http://www.etowahmemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Gary-Willis-2/

Killed – Marquise Jermaine McClendon (Troy, AL)

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The Troy Police Department confirms an arrest has been made in connection to a Sunday morning shooting at the Troy Crossing apartment complex.

21-year-old Dimitri Miles is now being held in the Pike County Jail on a $100,000 bond and is facing murder charges.

According to Troy police, Miles was a walk-on football player for Troy University.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Marquise Jermaine McClendon of Troy.

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One man has been killed after a shooting in Troy.

It happened at the Troy Crossing apartment complex on South Brundidge Street. Investigators are saying the resident of the apartment where the shooting happened was not home at the time, which was around 10:00 a.m., Sunday.

Video taken from a witness’ cell phone shows emergency crews transporting the victim in an ambulance to Troy Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

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http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2013/12/15/troy-football-player-charged-with-murder/4035815/

Triple Shooting – Killed – Marquez J. Patrick (Auburn, AL)

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A 20-year-old Opelika, Ala. man was shot to death early Sunday morning.

The Auburn Police Division identified him as Marquez J. Patrick.

The shooting took place at Jackie Lee’ Karaoke Bar on South College Street in Auburn.

Lee County coroner Bill Harris said Patrick had multiple gunshot wounds.

He said Patrick was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m.

According to an Auburn police report, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers received a call about shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they located two adult males in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to East Alabama Medical Center.

A third adult male victim arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle.

The other victims besides Patrick were a 22-year-old male from Auburn and a 19-year-old male from Loachapoka, Ala.

Both were treated and released from the hospital.

The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division, Lee County Coroner and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one dead and others injured early Sunday morning.

Captain Lorenza Dorsey of the Auburn Police Division confirmed that Shamon D. Williams, 21, of Opelika and Shatarious R. Cobb, 21, of Auburn have been arrested and charged with murder following a shooting Sunday at Jackie Lee’s Karaoke Bar & Grill on South College Street, where two men were found lying in the parking lot from gunshot wounds.

Dorsey would not comment on the connection between the duo and Marquez J. Patrick, 20, of Opelika, who was pronounced dead at the East Alabama Medical Center at 3:15 a.m. Sunday as a result of his injuries.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29315848.html

http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/article_9fae9cc0-682a-11e3-a05c-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29316715.html

http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2013/12/update-one-killed-two-injured-in-shooting-on-south-college-street

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/auburn_police_make_2_arrests_i.html

http://www.oanow.com/obituaries/article_ecaf9591-0b38-5504-aefa-44b1ed91207d.html

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Auburn, AL)

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A 20-year-old Opelika, Ala. man was shot to death early Sunday morning.

The Auburn Police Division identified him as Marquez J. Patrick.

The shooting took place at Jackie Lee’ Karaoke Bar on South College Street in Auburn.

Lee County coroner Bill Harris said Patrick had multiple gunshot wounds.

He said Patrick was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m.

According to an Auburn police report, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers received a call about shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they located two adult males in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to East Alabama Medical Center.

A third adult male victim arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle.

The other victims besides Patrick were a 22-year-old male from Auburn and a 19-year-old male from Loachapoka, Ala.

Both were treated and released from the hospital.

The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division, Lee County Coroner and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one dead and others injured early Sunday morning.

Captain Lorenza Dorsey of the Auburn Police Division confirmed that Shamon D. Williams, 21, of Opelika and Shatarious R. Cobb, 21, of Auburn have been arrested and charged with murder following a shooting Sunday at Jackie Lee’s Karaoke Bar & Grill on South College Street, where two men were found lying in the parking lot from gunshot wounds.

Dorsey would not comment on the connection between the duo and Marquez J. Patrick, 20, of Opelika, who was pronounced dead at the East Alabama Medical Center at 3:15 a.m. Sunday as a result of his injuries.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29315848.html

http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/article_9fae9cc0-682a-11e3-a05c-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29316715.html

http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2013/12/update-one-killed-two-injured-in-shooting-on-south-college-street

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/auburn_police_make_2_arrests_i.html

http://www.oanow.com/obituaries/article_ecaf9591-0b38-5504-aefa-44b1ed91207d.html

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Auburn, AL)

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A 20-year-old Opelika, Ala. man was shot to death early Sunday morning.

The Auburn Police Division identified him as Marquez J. Patrick.

The shooting took place at Jackie Lee’ Karaoke Bar on South College Street in Auburn.

Lee County coroner Bill Harris said Patrick had multiple gunshot wounds.

He said Patrick was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m.

According to an Auburn police report, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers received a call about shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they located two adult males in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to East Alabama Medical Center.

A third adult male victim arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle.

The other victims besides Patrick were a 22-year-old male from Auburn and a 19-year-old male from Loachapoka, Ala.

Both were treated and released from the hospital.

The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division, Lee County Coroner and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one dead and others injured early Sunday morning.

Captain Lorenza Dorsey of the Auburn Police Division confirmed that Shamon D. Williams, 21, of Opelika and Shatarious R. Cobb, 21, of Auburn have been arrested and charged with murder following a shooting Sunday at Jackie Lee’s Karaoke Bar & Grill on South College Street, where two men were found lying in the parking lot from gunshot wounds.

Dorsey would not comment on the connection between the duo and Marquez J. Patrick, 20, of Opelika, who was pronounced dead at the East Alabama Medical Center at 3:15 a.m. Sunday as a result of his injuries.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29315848.html

http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/article_9fae9cc0-682a-11e3-a05c-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29316715.html

http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2013/12/update-one-killed-two-injured-in-shooting-on-south-college-street

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/auburn_police_make_2_arrests_i.html

http://www.oanow.com/obituaries/article_ecaf9591-0b38-5504-aefa-44b1ed91207d.html

Killed – Carolyn Marie Browning (St. Clair County, AL)

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St. Clair County authorities say a juvenile son shot his mother to death in Ashville on Friday.

Carolyn Marie Browning, 52, was shot in the head at her home on Maverick Drive on Friday, Dec. 13. Officials say Browning’s son is accused of her murder. Authorities have not released his name because he is a juvenile.

If the son is charged as an adult in Browning’s death, his name and charges will be released. Officials say Browning and her son were the only people inside the house.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s department responded to a call of a shooting around 5:40 p.m. Browning was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:01 p.m.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24221989/52-year-old-woman-shot-to-death-by-her-son-in-st-clair-county

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/st_clair_authorities_identify.html

http://www.abc3340.com/story/24219398/grandmother-shot-in-the-face

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24221989/son-accused-of-killing-mother-in-ashville

http://www.waff.com/story/24221989/son-accused-of-killing-mother-in-ashville

http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/List_of_homicides_in_2013

Killed – Robert Keith Nichols (Prattville, AL)

Robert Keith Nichols

PRATTVILLE, Alabama — A 23-year-old Prattville man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon.

Robert Keith Nichols was found unresponsive by authorities at around 3:30 p.m. at 108 Morris Circle after apparently being shot in the face, Prattville police released.

Nichols was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified Joseph Allen Nolin, 23, as the suspect who shot Nichols. Nolin was arrested and charged with murder.

Nolin is being held at Prattville Metro Jail on $75,000 bond.

Bush sentenced Joseph John Nolin, 24, to 20 years in prison on his manslaughter plea. Nolin told the court that the Dec. 12, 2013 shooting of his friend and roommate, Robert K. Nichols, 23, was an accident. Nolin entered the plea on Aug. 27, courthouse records show.

The incident occurred at the home on Morris Circle that the the men shared with other people. Heather Dixon, Nolin’s attorney, told the court that Nolin went to get a holster for the handgun. When he handed the pistol to Nichols, it fired accidentally, she said.

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/suspect_charged_in_thursdays_f.html

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2014/09/23/prattville-man-sentenced-years-manslaughter-plea/16101427/

http://www.wsfa.com/story/24208861/prattville-death-investigation-results-in-murder-charge

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24247337/mother-of-slain-prattville-man

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/progress/2015/08/10/murder-stuns-quiet-prattville-neighborhood/31432017/

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20131213/PROGRESS/131213007/Prattville-shooting-victim-identified-arrest-made

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Nichols&lc=4392&pid=168598471&mid=5778423

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgomeryadvertiser/obituary.aspx?pid=168598828

Double Shooting – Killed – Man (Selma, AL)

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SELMA, Alabama — A Selma senior citizen was killed when two armed suspects, one wearing a mask, attempted to rob him as he was entering his home Tuesday night.

After being shot in the abdomen, though, the victim, pulled out his own gun and shot one of the suspects in the head killing him, the Selma Times-Journal reported.

The shooting occurred at 2713 N. Broad St., but the name of the victim and suspects haven’t been released.

Both men were transported to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The second suspect hasn’t been apprehended.

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/selma_senior_citizen_shot_in_t.html#incart_river

Double Shooting – Killed – Man (Selma, AL)

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SELMA, Alabama — A Selma senior citizen was killed when two armed suspects, one wearing a mask, attempted to rob him as he was entering his home Tuesday night.

After being shot in the abdomen, though, the victim, pulled out his own gun and shot one of the suspects in the head killing him, the Selma Times-Journal reported.

The shooting occurred at 2713 N. Broad St., but the name of the victim and suspects haven’t been released.

Both men were transported to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The second suspect hasn’t been apprehended.

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/selma_senior_citizen_shot_in_t.html#incart_river

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – China Leann Barber (Mobile, AL)

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MOBILE, Alabama — A shooting reported early this morning at Campus Quarters near the University of South Alabama has claimed the life of a third victim, a Mobile Police Department spokeswoman said.

The case is now being investigated “as a double homicide and a suicide,” said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

“One of the males was in a previous relationship with the female and an argument started,” Rains said. “That’s all we know.”

Around 4:45 a.m., officers were called to Campus Quarters at 112 South University Blvd after a shooting reportedly injured multiple people, according to police.

On arrival, police found a man and a woman approximately 100 yards apart from each other at the complex. They had died of gunshot wounds, Rains said.

A third man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Around 2 p.m., police said he had passed away.

MOBILE, Alabama — China Leann Barber, 20, Robert “BJ” Sprinkle, 23, and Augustus “Gus” Bennett are the names of the three people who died in Tuesday’s shooting at Campus Quarters apartment complex in Mobile, near the University of South Alabama.

The Mobile Police Department confirmed the names Wednesday after making sure the families were notified.

Mobile Police Department also stated that Sprinkle was the shooter.

Barber and Sprinkle attended Theodore High School and were married, according to Mobile County marriage records. The two married on December 12, 2012 and became estranged recently, according to family.

According to a friend of Barber’s who spoke to Alabama Media Group, Barber and Sprinkle had been separated since May 4, 2013.

They had been a couple for 4 1/2 years.

The wedding had not been planned and was a spur-of-the-moment decision that Barber later expressed remorse for, according to the friend.

Bennett, of Coden, Alabama, announced that he was in a relationship with Barber on Dec. 8 of this year, via his Facebook page.

Barber’s family has suffered immense tragedy growing up in impoverished conditions and she is the fourth of six children to die. Her brothers Ben and Tyler died in separate car accidents, and her brother Kevin of natural causes.

China Barber, 20, and boyfriend Gus Bennett were gunned down at her apartment complex by China’s estranged husband Robert Sprinkle

Sprinkle had been friends with Bennett and had been with China for years before they married last December

The couple split in May

China grew up in abject poverty but graduated from high school with honors and attended college on scholarship

Bennett posted their relationship on Facebook three days before he and China were murdered

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522391/China-Barber-new-boyfriend-gunned-estranged-husband.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/2_dead_1_hospitalized_followin.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

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

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/12/17/china-barber-couple-killed-relationship-facebook

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

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/regional/196980-college-student-and-new-boyfriend-gunned-down-by-estranged-husband-making-relationship-facebook-official.html

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=china-barber&pid=168504283&referrer=30

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=robert-buddy-bj-sprinkle&pid=168610753&referrer=30

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Augustus Bennett (Mobile, AL)

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MOBILE, Alabama — A shooting reported early this morning at Campus Quarters near the University of South Alabama has claimed the life of a third victim, a Mobile Police Department spokeswoman said.

The case is now being investigated “as a double homicide and a suicide,” said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

“One of the males was in a previous relationship with the female and an argument started,” Rains said. “That’s all we know.”

Around 4:45 a.m., officers were called to Campus Quarters at 112 South University Blvd after a shooting reportedly injured multiple people, according to police.

On arrival, police found a man and a woman approximately 100 yards apart from each other at the complex. They had died of gunshot wounds, Rains said.

A third man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Around 2 p.m., police said he had passed away.

MOBILE, Alabama — China Leann Barber, 20, Robert “BJ” Sprinkle, 23, and Augustus “Gus” Bennett are the names of the three people who died in Tuesday’s shooting at Campus Quarters apartment complex in Mobile, near the University of South Alabama.

The Mobile Police Department confirmed the names Wednesday after making sure the families were notified.

Mobile Police Department also stated that Sprinkle was the shooter.

Barber and Sprinkle attended Theodore High School and were married, according to Mobile County marriage records. The two married on December 12, 2012 and became estranged recently, according to family.

According to a friend of Barber’s who spoke to Alabama Media Group, Barber and Sprinkle had been separated since May 4, 2013.

They had been a couple for 4 1/2 years.

The wedding had not been planned and was a spur-of-the-moment decision that Barber later expressed remorse for, according to the friend.

Bennett, of Coden, Alabama, announced that he was in a relationship with Barber on Dec. 8 of this year, via his Facebook page.

Barber’s family has suffered immense tragedy growing up in impoverished conditions and she is the fourth of six children to die. Her brothers Ben and Tyler died in separate car accidents, and her brother Kevin of natural causes.

China Barber, 20, and boyfriend Gus Bennett were gunned down at her apartment complex by China’s estranged husband Robert Sprinkle

Sprinkle had been friends with Bennett and had been with China for years before they married last December

The couple split in May

China grew up in abject poverty but graduated from high school with honors and attended college on scholarship

Bennett posted their relationship on Facebook three days before he and China were murdered

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522391/China-Barber-new-boyfriend-gunned-estranged-husband.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/2_dead_1_hospitalized_followin.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

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

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/12/17/china-barber-couple-killed-relationship-facebook

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

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/regional/196980-college-student-and-new-boyfriend-gunned-down-by-estranged-husband-making-relationship-facebook-official.html

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=china-barber&pid=168504283&referrer=30

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=robert-buddy-bj-sprinkle&pid=168610753&referrer=30

Double Murder/Suicide – Dead – Robert Sprinkle (Mobile, AL)

Robert 'BJ' Sprinkle

MOBILE, Alabama — A shooting reported early this morning at Campus Quarters near the University of South Alabama has claimed the life of a third victim, a Mobile Police Department spokeswoman said.

The case is now being investigated “as a double homicide and a suicide,” said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

“One of the males was in a previous relationship with the female and an argument started,” Rains said. “That’s all we know.”

Around 4:45 a.m., officers were called to Campus Quarters at 112 South University Blvd after a shooting reportedly injured multiple people, according to police.

On arrival, police found a man and a woman approximately 100 yards apart from each other at the complex. They had died of gunshot wounds, Rains said.

A third man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Around 2 p.m., police said he had passed away.

MOBILE, Alabama — China Leann Barber, 20, Robert “BJ” Sprinkle, 23, and Augustus “Gus” Bennett are the names of the three people who died in Tuesday’s shooting at Campus Quarters apartment complex in Mobile, near the University of South Alabama.

The Mobile Police Department confirmed the names Wednesday after making sure the families were notified.

Mobile Police Department also stated that Sprinkle was the shooter.

Barber and Sprinkle attended Theodore High School and were married, according to Mobile County marriage records. The two married on December 12, 2012 and became estranged recently, according to family.

According to a friend of Barber’s who spoke to Alabama Media Group, Barber and Sprinkle had been separated since May 4, 2013.

They had been a couple for 4 1/2 years.

The wedding had not been planned and was a spur-of-the-moment decision that Barber later expressed remorse for, according to the friend.

Bennett, of Coden, Alabama, announced that he was in a relationship with Barber on Dec. 8 of this year, via his Facebook page.

Barber’s family has suffered immense tragedy growing up in impoverished conditions and she is the fourth of six children to die. Her brothers Ben and Tyler died in separate car accidents, and her brother Kevin of natural causes.

China Barber, 20, and boyfriend Gus Bennett were gunned down at her apartment complex by China’s estranged husband Robert Sprinkle

Sprinkle had been friends with Bennett and had been with China for years before they married last December

The couple split in May

China grew up in abject poverty but graduated from high school with honors and attended college on scholarship

Bennett posted their relationship on Facebook three days before he and China were murdered

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522391/China-Barber-new-boyfriend-gunned-estranged-husband.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/2_dead_1_hospitalized_followin.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

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

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/12/17/china-barber-couple-killed-relationship-facebook

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

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/regional/196980-college-student-and-new-boyfriend-gunned-down-by-estranged-husband-making-relationship-facebook-official.html

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=china-barber&pid=168504283&referrer=30

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=robert-buddy-bj-sprinkle&pid=168610753&referrer=30

Killed – James Williams (Birmingham, AL)

James Williams

The Birmingham Police Department says they are investigating a new homicide.

Officers from the East Precinct responded to a ‘shots fired’ call in the 1300 block of Americana Drive just before midnight on Monday. At the scene, 24-year-old James Williams was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to UAB Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives say Williams was involved in an argument with three other subjects before the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24182473/birmingham-man-killed-in-shooting-on-monday-night

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/fairfield_man_dead_after_shot.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/1_found_shot_in_northeast_birm.html

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

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary-preview.aspx?n=james-williams&pid=168537382&referrer=24

Killed – Phillip Donald Stallworth (Birmingham, AL)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A Birmingham man faces a murder charge in the Sunday killing another man after an argument over TV usage.

Quinton Jackson, 47, will be held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $75,000 bond and is charged with murder in the killing of Phillip Donald “Phil” Stallworth, 56, of Birmingham, early Sunday, according to a news release from Birmingham Police Department spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr.

Police were called to 2420 Pearson Ave. Southwest around 1:35 a.m. Sunday and found Stallworth suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on arrival at UAB Hospital.

Investigators determined that Stallworth was shot during an argument with his roommate over use of the television, Williams said.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/suspect_charged_in_shooting_de_1.html

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/birmingham_man_56_was_fatally.html

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/dec/09/alabama-man-fatally-shot-argument-over-television/126120/

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24165961/police-man-shot-killed-after-arguing-with-roommate-over-tv

http://www.wset.com/story/24175710/birmingham-man-charged-in-shooting-death-involving-tv-use

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

http://www.abc3340.com/story/24175710/birmingham-man-charged-in-shooting-death-involving-tv-use

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary-preview.aspx?n=phillip-stallworth&pid=168484599&referrer=24

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Amy Murphy (Madison County, AL)

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MADISON COUNTY, Alabama – The woman shot to death at her home on Saturday has been identified as Amy Murphy.

Madison County Coroner Craig Whisenant said Murphy was 34 years old and she lived at the house on Jordan Road where the shooting occurred Saturday. She died at around 6 a.m. and was found dead in a bedroom at the home near Shields Road.

A state trooper near Clarksville, Ark., spotted a car matching the description of a vehicle sought in an Alabama homicide case. The trooper stopped the car on Interstate 40 around 12:50 p.m. Sunday.

State Police issued a statement today releasing the name of an Alabama murder suspect who they say killed himself yesterday on I-40 after fleeing and being chased by an Arkansas State Troopers.

ASP identified the man as Lindsey Scott Carter, 44, of Paint Rock, Ala. Police in Alabama were seeking him for questioning in the murder of 34-year-old Amy Murphy, who was found shot to death in her home in Madison Co., Alabama early Sunday morning.

According to Arkansas State Police, Carter was in a car with a female driver when a trooper initiated a traffic stop on I-40 westbound near Ozark in Franklin County just before 1 p.m. yesterday. As the car pulled off the road, the female jumped from the car and fled into the woods. After the trooper began to chase her, Carter took the car and then sped away on I-40.

Just after 1 p.m., troopers spotted the car on I-40 and a short chase ensued. After the car pulled over, troopers approached, only to find Carter dead at the wheel, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Troopers were able to arrest Carter’s 36-year-old female companion. She has since been released, and will reportedly face no charges in connection with the incident.

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/12/jordan_road_shooting_fatality.html

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2013/12/09/state-police-name-alabama-fugitive-who-killed-himself-on-i-40-after-traffic-stop

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/dec/09/police-release-name-suspected-alabama-fugitive-sai/?f=latest

http://whnt.com/2013/12/07/madison-county-sheriffs-office-investigating-shooting-death/

http://www.waff.com/story/24166137/victim-identified-in-deadly-saturday-shooting

http://www.waff.com/story/24174034/warrant-issued-for-woman-connected-to-murder-suspect

http://swtimes.com/news/arkansas-police-id-alabama-homicide-suspect-who-died-after-chase

Double Murder/Suicide – Dead – John Virgil Johnson (Carrollton, AL)

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Police are investigating what appears to be a double murder-suicide in Pickens County.

The victims are well-known Carrollton resident Dora Johnson and her daughter. A family member discovered the 82-year-old Johnson, her 63-year-old daughter, Patricia Hudson, and her 53-year-old son, John Virgil Johnson, dead at her home early Friday morning.

Johnson, was best known for her efforts to preserve and promote the Pickens County courthouse and its history.

“At this point, the initial investigation is consistent with murder-suicide,” 24th Judicial Task Force Investigator Keith “Booty” Cox said Friday morning. “There’s evidence that Mr. Johnson died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Johnson and her son lived together at their home on Cox Street, and Hudson, who had visited Thursday, lived in Millport. A family member became concerned after not hearing from anyone and went to the home around midnight Thursday, Cox said.

Investigators say 82-year-old Dora Johnson and her daughter, Patricia Johnson Hudson died from multiple stab wounds. They say her son, John, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20131206/NEWS/131209823

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24155548/double-murder-suicide-under-investigation-in-pickens-co

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Killed – Lisa M. Langston (Calera, AL)

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CALERA, Alabama – Authorities Friday afternoon released the identity of a woman fatally shot in Calera.

Shelby County Coroner Diana New identified the victim as Lisa M. Langston, 40, of Clanton. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. Thursday at a house on Slab Hill Road in Calera.

The Calera Police Department says they are investigating the shooting death of a 40-year-old woman.

Calera Police have identified the victim as Lisa M. Langston of Clanton. Officers say they have charged Demetrius Raishaud Watson, 22, of Calera with her murder.

The shooting happened on Thursday night around 6 p.m. at a home on Slab Hill Road. Officers were called to the area on a complaint of a disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers located Langston, dead, in a yard.

Trinita March, a neighbor, re

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Killed – Man (Birmingham, AL)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Police are investigating an early-morning homicide in Birmingham.

South Precinct officers responded to an assault call about 2 a.m. in the 4200 block of Third Avenue South. When they arrived, they found a man on the the sidewalk, wounded by gunfire.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue pronounced the man dead on the scene, according to police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. Williams said police are withholding the victim’s identity pending notification of family members.

Authorities said the man is a 52-year-old transient from out of state. They have not yet been able to locate his family.

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http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24123870/victim-in-overnight-homicide-in-avondale-not-yet-identified

Killed – Jamell Hannah (Bessemer, AL)

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BESSEMER, Alabama – A man died Saturday night after he was shot to death at a Bessemer home.

The shooting happened just about 8 p.m. at a home in the 2400 block of Berkley Avenue. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the victim as Jamell Hannah, 20, of Bessemer.

Authorities said the Bessemer Fire Department was dispatched to the home about 8:40 p.m. on a report of a person shot. They transported Hannah to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:02 p.m.

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Killed – Michelle Shepherd (Hoover, AL)

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HOOVER, Alabama – A 28-year-old Birmingham woman is charged with murder following a deadly shooting at an Iron Bowl party in Hoover.

Adrian Laroze Briskey is awaiting transfer to the Shelby County Jail. Her bond is set at $75,000.

Briskey is charged in the shooting death of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd, a mother of three and case worker for at risk youth and young parents. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. Saturday at the Summerchase at Riverchase apartments. Shepherd was pronounced dead on the scene.

Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said Shepherd and Briskey, both Alabama fans, got into an argument shortly after the game ended. The argument started inside the apartment, and spilled over into the parking lot. Derzis said the argument turned physical and both women ended up on the ground.

Briskey pulled a small caliber handgun and shot the other. Derzis said the two women didn’t know each other. He said police have not yet confirmed what started the fight.

The victim’s sister provided a different account of what led to the shooting. Neketa Shepherd said her sister was an Alabama fan, but even more than Alabama, she loved The Miami Heat. After the game ended, she and her sister were joking around, not about Alabama’s loss, but about the Miami Heat. Briskey, Neketa Shepherd said, apparently took their joking the wrong way and became mad that they weren’t more upset over Alabama’s loss.

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Killed – Jason Akeem Lewis (Huntsville, AL)

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama– Huntsville police say that a man has died after a shooting that took place around 10:45 Wednesday night.

Police responded to the shooting in Twickenham Apartments located on Galaxy Way. Officers found Jason Akeem Lewis with gunshot wounds, and he was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he later died.

According to AL.com news partner, WHNT News 19, police say a man claiming to be the offender came to the police department on Wheeler Avenue, where officers then questioned him.

According to WHNT, police also say they found a weapon while searching the man’s vehicle.

Investigators identified the man as Jason Akeem Lewis. Madison County Jail Chief Steve Morrison now confirms Madison County Detention Center Officer Jeremy Primus is accused of shooting Lewis at the Twickenham Apartments on Galaxy Way.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Madison County District Attorney’s office advised police investigators not to arrest a Madison County Sheriff’s Department jail officer following a fatal shooting last week, because “there appears to be legitimate questions as to self-defense,” DA Rob Broussard said this afternoon.

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Killed – Roy Buskey (Montgomery, AL)

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Just over 12 hours after investigators with the Montgomery Police Department opened the case on the city’s 45th homicide of the year, they’ve arrested and charged the person they say is responsible.

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Virginia Downs around 3:45 a.m. where they received reports that a person had been shot. When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim later died at an area hospital.

Authorities say the shooter is 27-year-old Enrico Cornley and he’s now charges with one count of capital murder. The victim is identified as 19-year-old Roy Buskey. Both are Montgomery residents.

The fatal shooting appears to have started after Buskey and Cornley began arguing about a cell phone.

Cornley was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility where he’s being held without bond.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A 27-year-old Montgomery man faces a capital murder charge after police say he fatally shot Roy Buskey, 19, on Tuesday morning, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

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Killed – Keon Sankey (Montgomery, AL)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A 19-year-old Montgomery man faces a capital murder charge after police say he shot and killed 29-year-old Keon Sankey on Wednesday, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

On Wednesday, the release says officers responded to reports of a car accident involving two vehicles on the East South Boulevard between Court Street and Norman Bridge Road around 4:30 p.m. At the scene, police found one of the drivers, Sankey, was attempting to drive himself to the hospital after being shot.

Sankey was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Thursday morning. The driver of the second vehicle received minor injuries. Officers later determined the shooting took place in the area of Burgwyn Road and Kippax Street during a robbery.

Elijah Frazier is charged with one count of capital murder after turning himself into police on Friday evening. He is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bond.

The Montgomery Police Department is confirming a second arrest in the city’s 44th homicide of 2013. Wednesday evening, investigators confirmed that 22-year-old Rodricko Davis of Montgomery was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and charged with capital murder.

Police had previously arrested and charged 19-year-old Elijah Frazier of Montgomery with the same charges in connection with the shooting death of 29-year-old Keon Sankey, also of Montgomery.

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Killed – Terry Towns (Birmingham, AL)

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A shooting investigation in Birmingham has now turned into a homicide investigation. The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Terry Towns from Birmingham.

Police responded to 1137 Ninth Street West around 8:30 Monday night on a call of a person shot. When they arrived, they found Towns suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 37-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested and charged with murder in a November fatal shooting outside a house where bikers meet.

Brandy Davis, of Fairfield, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $75,000 bond, Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said.

Davis is charged in the Nov. 18 shooting death of 37-year-old Terry Towns, of Birmingham.

Towns was shot to death in the 900 block of 11th Court West, near Arkadelphia Road and Interstate 20/59, at a house that police said served as a meeting place for a biker group. He was shot around 8:30 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Double Shooting – Killed – Tyna Delmay Spivery (Jefferson County, AL)

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A 54-year-old man from Center Point is accused of killing his girlfriend and wounding her sister in a shooting near Pinson on Sunday.

Cedric Devon Lowe is in custody for the murder of his girlfriend, Tyna Delmay Spivery, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Lowe is also accused of shooting and wounding Spivery’s 23-year-old sister while she tried to escape.

The sheriff’s office says the shooting happened at Spivery’s home in the 6500 Block of Kathy Circle in northeast Jefferson County around noon on Sunday. Neighbors said they heard gunshots and cries for help from Spivery’s oldest daughter.

After seeing Lowe leave, neighbors rushed to the scene. They say they found the Spivery lying on the floor and later discovered her sister upstairs. They believe the sister tried to escape and ran upstairs where she was shot in the bathroom.

The injured 23-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is not known.

Cedric Devon Lowe, 57, was found guilty Thursday after a two-day trial before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Teresa Pulliam.

Authorities say Lowe fled the scene of the shooting and was later spotted in Trussville and taken into custody.

A Birmingham man was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life sentences for his conviction for murder and attempted murder in the November 2013 shooting death of a woman described as his girlfriend and the wounding of her sister.

Cedric Devon Lowe, 57, also was sentenced by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Teresa Pulliam to another five years in prison for being a criminal in possession of a firearm. That sentence is to run consecutive to the two life sentences.

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Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Jefferson County, AL)

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A 54-year-old man from Center Point is accused of killing his girlfriend and wounding her sister in a shooting near Pinson on Sunday.

Cedric Devon Lowe is in custody for the murder of his girlfriend, Tyna Delmay Spivery, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Lowe is also accused of shooting and wounding Spivery’s 23-year-old sister while she tried to escape.

The sheriff’s office says the shooting happened at Spivery’s home in the 6500 Block of Kathy Circle in northeast Jefferson County around noon on Sunday. Neighbors said they heard gunshots and cries for help from Spivery’s oldest daughter.

After seeing Lowe leave, neighbors rushed to the scene. They say they found the Spivery lying on the floor and later discovered her sister upstairs. They believe the sister tried to escape and ran upstairs where she was shot in the bathroom.

The injured 23-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is not known.

Cedric Devon Lowe, 57, was found guilty Thursday after a two-day trial before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Teresa Pulliam.

Authorities say Lowe fled the scene of the shooting and was later spotted in Trussville and taken into custody.

A Birmingham man was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life sentences for his conviction for murder and attempted murder in the November 2013 shooting death of a woman described as his girlfriend and the wounding of her sister.

Cedric Devon Lowe, 57, also was sentenced by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Teresa Pulliam to another five years in prison for being a criminal in possession of a firearm. That sentence is to run consecutive to the two life sentences.

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Killed – Harvey Lee Ray Jr. (Fairfield, AL)

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A man in Fairfield called police this morning around 4:55 a.m. saying he shot another man who had attacked him. When police arrived on the scene at 6702 Forest Drive they found the suspect dead. Family members identified the suspect as Harvey Lee Ray Jr.

Witnesses on the scene and the intended victim told police Ray was beating on the victim’s vehicle and eventually pulled him from it.

The victim fired off one shot into the ground to scare off his attacker. Ray continued to advance towards him. Fearing for his safety, the victim fired several times at Ray killing him.

Police say the victim and Ray did not know each other prior to the attack. No formal charges have been filed. Evidence collected from the scene , statements from the victim and wittnesses will be presented to the District Attorney’s office on Monday.

At 4:44 a.m., a man called Fairfield police and said he had just shot someone who was trying to assault him in the Wellington Place Apartment Complex parking lot at 6702 Forest Drive. The shooter told police he did not know the dead man.

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Killed – Thomas Grant Campbell (Sheffield, AL)

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SHEFFIELD — A Colbert County man was shot and killed during what police are calling a domestic situation at a Sheffield residence Saturday night, and the man accused of firing the fatal shot is being held in the city jail.

Thomas Grant Campbell, 27, of Muscle Shoals, was shot during the incident that took place just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray said. The shooting took place at 3516 18th Court, which is several blocks east of Sheffield High School.

Ray said James Christopher Martin, 37, who lives at that address, is being held in the city jail. He said Martin has not been charged.

Reports indicate Campbell was taken to Helen Keller Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Twenty-seven-year-old Thomas Grant Campbell, Amanda Fleming and her two kids were visiting James Christopher Martin.

According to police, Campbell was shot during an argument in Martin’s backyard. Investigators say Fleming and her two children were there during the shooting.

Police reports say Fleming was being held at knifepoint by Campbell in front of her children.

“We were told one of the children actually begged for their mother’s life, and then just a few seconds later a person was shot,” said Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray. “You know that’s something you’re not ever going to forget. It’s going to stay with you forever. That’s tragic in itself, not to mention the death of this young man. Nothing good is going to come from this at all.”

Campbell was taken to Helen Keller hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was a former Marine who was dishonorably discharged.

SHEFFIELD — Murder charges were filed Tuesday afternoon against a Sheffield man accused of shooting and killing a Muscle Shoals man during a Saturday night altercation.

Authorities initially had discussed filing manslaughter charges.

“After looking at the evidence we have, the preliminary autopsy and the statements from witnesses, the evidence didn’t show manslaughter,” Sheffield police Capt. Scott Wallace said.

Wallace said after talking with Colbert County District Attorney Bryce Graham Jr., the decision was made to charge James Christopher Martin with murder.

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Murder/Suicide – Killed – Ronnie Sanchez (Huntsville, AL)

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama– Police say two men found dead in an apartment on Patton Road Thursday night were brothers, and the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide.

Police identified the men as Jacky Sanchez, 58, and his brother Ronnie Sanchez, 57.

According to police, medical personnel responded to a neighbor’s request of a welfare check at the apartment where Jacky Sanchez lived. HEMSI and Huntsville Fire & Rescue personnel entered the apartment after seeing a man lying on the floor unresponsive.

Once inside, responders found two gunshot-wound victims and notified officers.

Police say it appears as though Jacky Sanchez shot Ronnie Sanchez in the head and then shot himself in the head.

Police said medical personnel initially responded to the residence around 6:50 p.m. to conduct a welfare check and arrived to find two men dead inside of an apartment. ‎

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Murder/Suicide – Dead – Jackie Sanchez (Huntsville, AL)

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama– Police say two men found dead in an apartment on Patton Road Thursday night were brothers, and the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide.

Police identified the men as Jacky Sanchez, 58, and his brother Ronnie Sanchez, 57.

According to police, medical personnel responded to a neighbor’s request of a welfare check at the apartment where Jacky Sanchez lived. HEMSI and Huntsville Fire & Rescue personnel entered the apartment after seeing a man lying on the floor unresponsive.

Once inside, responders found two gunshot-wound victims and notified officers.

Police say it appears as though Jacky Sanchez shot Ronnie Sanchez in the head and then shot himself in the head.

Police said medical personnel initially responded to the residence around 6:50 p.m. to conduct a welfare check and arrived to find two men dead inside of an apartment. ‎

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