Murder

Driver Fatally Shoots Passenger While Driving on interstate

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) – An Alabama man has been charged with fatally shooting his passenger as they traveled on an interstate in Kentucky. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says the driver reported the shooting around 8:30 a.m. Thursday while still traveling on Interstate 75-71. Deputies met 32-year-old Tommy L. Hightower of Jasper, Alabama, and took him into custody, while the…

Selma Police Investigate City’s 7th Murder of 2021

From the West Alabama Newssroom– Selma Police are investigating the city’s 7th murder of the year. Police Chief Kenta Fulford says police responded to a shooting at around 8 o’clock Monday night — on the 1300 block of Tremont Street. Officers say 36 year old Travaris Woods was shot… and having difficulty breathing when they arrived. Fulford says Woods was…

Selma Man Shot and Killed, Suspect Wanted by Authorities

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man is dead — and another is now wanted by police — after a shooting in Selma over the weekend. Police Chief Kenta Fulford says this latest murder — marks the the city’s 6th homicide of the year. He says police responded to the 400 block of Twenty Foot Avenue at around 2…

Man Wanted for February 17th Atlanta Murder Captured in Covington County

Crimestoppers and the United States Marshals Task Force announced the arrest of a man wanted for Murder. Atlanta fugitive Andre Thomas faces Murder charges after his arrest in Covington County. The arrest occurred on Friday, May 14. The 22nd 22nd District Covington County Drug Task Force, the Andalusia Police Department, and the United States Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task…

Nationwide Manhunt Ends in Montgomery

Qinxuan Pan/Source: U.S Marshals The nationwide manhunt for the man accused of murdering a Yale University student, back in February, has now been arrested. The U.S.Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Middle District of Alabama and the Montgomery Police Department, arrested Fugitive Qinxuan Pan, Friday morning. Alabama News Network has reached out to…

Dallas Co. Jury Convicts Orrville Man in 2015 Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County jury has convicted an Orrville man of murder — and abuse of a corpse. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Raphael Clark shot and killed Derrick Dower of Selma — during a robbery attempt back in 2015. Then dumped Dower’s body in a different location. “It took place in the Orrville-Beloit area but…

Montgomery Police Launch Murder Investigation in Sunday Morning Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the shooting death of Solomon Hughes, 26, of Montgomery. On Sunday, May 9, 2021 shortly after midnight, MPD responded to the 1100 block of the West Boulevard after receiving a report of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, it was learned that a gunshot victim, Solomon Hughes, had already been transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital…

Alabama Officer Charged with Murder Takes Stand in Trial

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a suicidal man. Huntsville Officer William Darby testified on his own behalf Wednesday, telling jurors he opened fire after Jeffrey Parker refused to drop a weapon. Darby took the stand, a day after jurors watched a video…