Category Archives: Alabama

Killed – Ishmeal Childers (Bessemer, AL)

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BESSEMER, Alabama – Authorities today identified a man fatally shot Tuesday night in Bessemer.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Ishmeal Raynard Childers, 21, of Bessemer. A second person was wounded by the airbag when the vehicle crashed into a house. He was taken to the hospital and has been released, police said.

The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 2100 block of 8th Alley North. Bessemer Deputy Chief Mike Roper said police were called to the scene after multiple shots were fired.

Both men were found in the vehicle. Childers was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:45 p.m.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/08/authorities_identify_bessemer_1.html

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23273383/bessemer-pd-investigate-fatal-shooting

http://www.onenewspage.us/video/20130828/1391764/Bessemer-police-looking-for-suspect-in-shooting-death.htm

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/08/bessemer_police_investigating_5.html

 

Killed – Willie Brown (Gadsden, AL)

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A Gadsden man was shot to death shortly after midnight Wednesday as he was getting into his car – making it the third homicide in Gadsden in less than a week.

GADSDEN, Alabama — A man was shot to death in East Gadsden early this morning as he got into his car.

Deputy Coroner Michael Head said Willie Brown, 45, was shot at a home at 1220 Kentucky Avenue. Authorities were called at 12:38 a.m. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wounds appear to have come from an AK-47, much like the shooting that occurred Saturday on the Meighan Boulevard Bridge. 53-year-old Billy Baker and 35-year-old Jobari Player, both of Gadsden, died when their car was hit by bullets that appeared to come from an AK-47, fired from another car.

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/gadsden_man_shot_dead_in_drive.html

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20130821/NEWS/130829973

http://www.weisradio.com/gadsden-sees-third-murder-in-less-than-a-week/

http://www.wset.com/story/23222627/another-gadsden-man-shot-dead-in-his-car

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?n=willie-brown&pid=166580689&fhid=9632

Killed – Justin Kindred (Birmingham, AL)

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The Birmingham Police Department reports that 19-year-old William Golden of Birmingham has been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide investigation.

The victim, 23-year-old Justin Kindred, was discovered Sunday at approximately 1 a.m. at 44th Place North and 8th Avenue Alley.

http://www.abc3340.com/story/23181729/19-year-old-arrested-in-connection-with-homicide-of-justin-kindred

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/08/birmingham_police_investigatin_45.html#incart_river

http://www.abc3340.com/story/23167252/deceased-body-found-in-wrecked-car

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/08/birmingham_man_19_charged_with.html

http://www.ktul.com/story/23167252/deceased-body-found-in-wrecked-car

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

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=166566279

Killed – DeAnthony Williams (Montgomery, AL)

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The Montgomery Police Department confirms that it arrested two suspects in connection with the weekend shooting death of 18-year-old DeAnthony Williams. Williams was shot on Saturday, August 17 and died of his injuries the following day.

Arrested and charged with Williams’ death are 20-year-old Jesse Bush and 18-year-old Xavier Powell, both of Montgomery. Authorities say they took both men into custody Monday and charged them with one count of murder each.

Both suspects were transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where they’re being held on bond’s of $75,000.

The investigation started around 4:20 p.m. Saturday when Montgomery Police and Fire Medics were called to the 3500 block of April Street on a call that someone had been shot. When they arrived on the scene they found Williams suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to Baptist Medical Center South where he died Sunday evening.

Montgomery Police Department investigators say the circumstances surrounding the shooting initially were unknown, but with further investigation, they determined that Williams and two other males were firing handguns at some subjects in the area of Whiting Avenue. In the course of the shooting, Williams was shot and was later pronounced dead.

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/23186598/2-arrested-in-montgomerys-36th-homicide-of-2013

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130820/NEWS01/308200034/Montgomery-police-investigate-death

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/08/montgomery_police_arrest_2_sus.html

http://archive.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130820/NEWS/130820010/Two-charged-deadly-shooting-Montgomery-teenager

Double Murder – Killed – Jobari Player (Gadsden, AL)

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GADSDEN, Alabama — Authorities have released the names of two men who were murdered in a shooting early Saturday morning as they drove across Meighan Bridge.

Deputy Coroner Michael Head said the victims were 53-year-old Billy Baker and 35-year-old Jobari Player, both of Gadsden.

The incident happened at 12:20 a.m. The men were driving westbound over the bridge when a car, passing alongside them, fired into their car.

Head said rounds were recovered in the area of East Meighan Boulevard and Hood Avenue at the foot of the bridge, where investigators believe the shooting began. Head said he wasn’t sure how many shots were fired, but the rounds appear to have come from an AK-47. Player was driving, while Baker was the passenger.

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/victims_of_saturday_drive-by_s.html

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/two_killed_in_early_morning_sh.html#incart_river_default

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/09/four_charged_with_capital_murd.html

http://www.abc3340.com/story/23466730/six-charged-in-connection-to-august-18-double-murder-in-gadsden

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20130819/NEWS/130819798

http://www.wsmv.com/story/23466566/6-charged-in-connection-to-double-homicide-in-gadsden

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/victims_of_saturday_drive-by_s.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?n=jabari-sultan-b-player&pid=166479361&fhid=7289

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?pid=166568707

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?n=billy-baker&pid=166527857&fhid=9632

http://www.tributes.com/show/Billy-F.-Baker-96352423

Double Murder – Killed – Billy Baker (Gadsden, AL)

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GADSDEN, Alabama — Authorities have released the names of two men who were murdered in a shooting early Saturday morning as they drove across Meighan Bridge.

Deputy Coroner Michael Head said the victims were 53-year-old Billy Baker and 35-year-old Jobari Player, both of Gadsden.

The incident happened at 12:20 a.m. The men were driving westbound over the bridge when a car, passing alongside them, fired into their car.

Head said rounds were recovered in the area of East Meighan Boulevard and Hood Avenue at the foot of the bridge, where investigators believe the shooting began. Head said he wasn’t sure how many shots were fired, but the rounds appear to have come from an AK-47. Player was driving, while Baker was the passenger.

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/victims_of_saturday_drive-by_s.html

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/two_killed_in_early_morning_sh.html#incart_river_default

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/09/four_charged_with_capital_murd.html

http://www.abc3340.com/story/23466730/six-charged-in-connection-to-august-18-double-murder-in-gadsden

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20130819/NEWS/130819798

http://www.wsmv.com/story/23466566/6-charged-in-connection-to-double-homicide-in-gadsden

http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/08/victims_of_saturday_drive-by_s.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?n=jabari-sultan-b-player&pid=166479361&fhid=7289

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?pid=166568707

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gadsdentimes/obituary.aspx?n=billy-baker&pid=166527857&fhid=9632

http://www.tributes.com/show/Billy-F.-Baker-96352423

Killed – Archie Smith (Crawford, AL)

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A family dispute over a 98-year-old mother’s care led a Russell County man to shoot his brother twice Tuesday with a single-shot 12-gauge shotgun, Sheriff Heath Taylor said.

Larry Smith, 48, was charged with murder in the slaying of his brother Archie Smith, 58, the sheriff said.

The homicide at 157 The Lane, off Dobbs Drive, was reported about 5 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. said Archie Smith was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m.

Taylor said the family conflict started at the elderly mother’s house at 159 The Lane, where Larry Smith lived, then continued at a mobile home next door. He said Archie Smith, who lives down the street, was not present with the altercation began, but relatives summoned him to the trailer to try to settle the matter. The two brothers started arguing, and Larry Smith went back to his mother’s house to get the shotgun, Taylor said.

Larry Smith fired one blast at his brother, then reloaded and fired another, both at close range, leaving Archie Smith lying in a pool of blood, the sheriff said. Afterward Larry Smith took the gun back to his mother’s house and put it away, Taylor said. Larry Smith was waiting in the driveway when authorities arrived, the sheriff said.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/08/14/2633600/russell-county-sheriffs-office.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/23129612/man-dead-after-shooting-in-crawford

http://www.cbs46.com/story/23129612/crawford-man-arrested-charged-with-fatally-shooting-his-brother

http://www.wtoc.com/story/23129612/crawford-man-arrested-charged-with-fatally-shooting-his-brother

http://www.wrbl.com/story/23128416/man-shot-and-killed-off-highway-8-0

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary-preview.aspx?n=archie-smith&pid=166464961&referrer=1379