Police

UPDATE: Traffic Stop Leads to Officer Involved Shooting in Montgomery

At about 6:35 Thursday night, Montgomery police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with what initially was thought to be three occupants in the 2100 block of Day Street.  The suspect(s) then shot a gun at officers, and the officers returned fire. A pursuit ensued resulting in the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a parked vehicle near Terminal…

Off-Duty Police Officer Among Five Injured, One Dead in Shooting at Ensley Motorcycle Club

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Police say a shooting at an Alabama motorcycle club left one person dead and injured five others, including an off-duty Birmingham police officer. News outlets report the shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday. Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin says one gunshot victim died at the hospital. The others, including the off-duty officer, had injuries that were not…

Andalusia Man Found Stabbed in Stomach Dies from Injuries

The Andalusia Police Department has released the name of an Andalusia man who died Saturday night after being assaulted. Lewis “Buzzy” Idleburg III was pronounced dead at Andalusia Health. APD Chief Paul Hudson said officers responded to a report of an assault on McDonald Street at about 7:42 p.m. When they arrived, they found a black male in the road…

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…