Police

Alabama House Votes to Make it a Hate Crime to Target Police Officers

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill to make it a hate crime to target police officers. Representatives voted 92-0 to add the law enforcement profession to the categories, along with race and religion, covered by Alabama’s hate crime law. The bill found broad support in both parties in the House of Representatives following the shooting deaths of…

UPDATE: Person of Interest is now a Suspect Troy Man’s Death

Update: Friday 7:51 pm The Troy Police Department has identified the person of interest in the death of Willie Charles Scott, 58, of Troy. Shane Shemar Dunlap,24, also known as Shane Smith, is now a suspect in Scott’s death. A warrant has been obtained for Capital Murder in this case. Shortly after noon Thursday, officers from the Troy Police Department…

Police Officer Makes Immunity Request in ’16 Shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge will consider a police officer’s request for immunity in a 2016 fatal shooting in Montgomery. Defense lawyers argue Aaron Smith was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed 58-year-old-Greg Gunn. Smith currently faces murder charges related to the shooting. District Attorney Daryl Bailey objected to the request saying the previous judge in the…

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Deadly Weekend Shooting

One has life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE: Montgomery Police have charged 21-year-old Quayshon Hardy with one count of felony murder.  He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Police say Hardy and Jessie Felts Jr. forcefully entered a home to commit an armed robbery.  Felts was shot and killed during the robbery, Hardy had a minor gunshot wound.  Hardy is charged with…

Police Identify Birmingham Officer Shot and Killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Alabama (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials have released the name of an Alabama police sergeant killed in an early morning shooting. Birmingham police officials identified the officer as 44-year-old Sgt. Wytasha Carter. Local news media report Carter had served with the Birmingham Police Department since…

Fireworks & Bullets Over Alabama New Years Eve

Montogmery women headed to council to urge action

Alabama News Network’s Bill Gill shoots video of Mary Catherine Phillips She was reading about someone hit by gunfire that had been fired into the air on New Year’s Eve in California. She worries about the same thing happening here in Montgomery.   Phillis says she and her husband thought it sounded like a war zone outside their home in…

Prattville Shooting

One Man Critically Injured

Authorities are searching for a shooting suspect this afternoon. It occurred on north Northington Avenue near Bent Tree Drive. Police Chief mark Thompson says one man was transported to Baptist South Medical Center with injuries described as life-threatening. No names released, but the chief says the shooter and victim knew each other. An investigation is currently underway. Categories: Montgomery, News,…

Selma Police Investigate the City’s 9th Murder of 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A murder investigation is underway in Selma after a man is shot and killed early Sunday morning. Sgt. Ray Blanks says the victim was found lying outside on the ground when police arrived on the scene. “A 37 year old black male was on the scene, unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound,” said Blanks. “The…

Law Enforcement Teams Sweep Selma Housing Project

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Law enforcement swept through a Selma housing project in a show of force Thursday night — in response to a recent attack on police officers. Police Chief Spencer Collier says about forty state and federal agents joined local police officers to sweep through GWC Homes and the rest of the city. Collier says more than…