Man Shot and killed by Wife over a domestic squabble

Posted on May 12, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, dispute - domestic |

PISGAH, Alabama – A shooting death at a home in northeast Alabama is under investigation.

The Jackson County sheriff’s office said 28-year-old Jason Frederick Brown died in a shooting Tuesday night at his home on Alabama 71.

Investigators said the victim was shot by his common-law wife after a domestic squabble. Sheriff’s officials would not release the woman’s name or discuss a motive. More on

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Altercation results in shooting death

Posted on May 8, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, dispute - acquaintance |

Shorter, Alabama -An altercation that began at a club in Shorter, on May 8 led to the shooting death of Adarius Woods.

According to Macon County Sheriff David Warren, 28, Willie Oliver, who lives on Robin Lane in Shorter, was allegedly involved in the altercation with Woods at the club. At approximately 12:45 a.m. on May 8, Oliver fired a gun into the air inside the club to dispel the altercation before immediately leaving the premises and returning home.

Warren said based on witness testimony that Woods contacted his uncle, Tim Woods, after Oliver’s departure. Tim Woods, Adarius Woods and Antione Jerido then allegedly went to Oliver’s home to rob him.

Warren said witnesses said Tim Woods allegedly exited his vehicle on Oliver’s property with an assault rifle. Oliver’s girlfriend, who’s name was not released, allegedly grabbed the gun after a heated exchange between all parties, knocking the magazine from the rifle.

Warren said allegedly Adarius Woods and Oliver fought as Tim Woods and Oliver’s girlfriend wrestled. Warren said witnesses said at that point in time Oliver fatally shot Adarius Woods in the chest. More on The Tuskegee News

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20-year-old Man Shot to Death in Dice Game Dispute

Posted on May 1, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, dispute - strangers |

USCALOOSA, Ala. —  Police say a dispute over $100 at a dice game apparently led to the shooting death of 20-year-old Delvarious Yarnell Johnson of Holt and a suspect has been charged.

In Tuscaloosa, Police Capt. Loyd Baker says Johnson was found dead inside a car at an intersection in Holt around 11 p.m. Friday. Johnson had been shot once in the head.

Baker says 27-year-old Jonathan David Polk has been arrested and charged with capital murder. An investigation determined that Polk accused Johnson of stealing $100 during a game of dice at another location. Baker says Polk left the game, saying he was going to get a shotgun. More on Fox news

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Man killed over suspicion of stealing money

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, dispute - acquaintance |

Montgomery, Alabama – Samuel Washington Jr., 51, of 3435 Doris Circle was charged with murder in the death of Jerome Herman Adams, 45, of Hope Hull.

Both men have extensive criminal histories, and illegal narcotics were found on the ground next to the victim when officers arrived, Maj. Huey Thornton, police spokesman, said.

Washington’s criminal record includes theft- and drug-related offenses, and Adams also has faced drug charges in the past, court records show.

The killing apparently stemmed from a dispute between the two involving $200 Washington suspected Adams of stealing from his garage, Thornton said.

Officers found Adams about 5:51 p.m. Thursday lying in front of a residence in the 3400 block of Doris Circle. He was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. More on Montgomery Advertiser

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Man shot and killed a local policeman, critically wounded another

Posted on April 24, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, shot by police |

GRANBERRY CROSSROADS, Alabama – A Henry County man weilding a gun threatened a neighbor woman; shot and killed a local policeman; shot and critically injured a Henry County deputy; and held authorities at bay before being killed in a shootout with police.

Friday’s tragic events began about 2 in the afternoon when a neighbor woman seeking better cell phone service near the store. As she sat in her truck, Davis came up from behind, armed with a shotgun. He fired a round in the air and reloaded before he reached into her truck and removed some papers. The woman, law enforcement said, became more frightened after Davis told her to gather her family close.

Smothers said his wife telephoned him at work and when he got home about two hours later, the two of them drove up to the store, called law enforcement and waited.

Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Ted Yost was first to arrive, with Reserve Officer Mickey Gillis.

“When he got there, he pulled in the front yard and got out to knock on the door,” Maddox said. “The man came around and ambushed him and shot three or four times with a shotgun. It looks like he hit him more than once in the shoulder, head and face area.”

Gillis, who lacked the training of a certified police officer, picked up the radio and sent out the ominous message: “Officer down.”

Law enforcement agencies from throughout the area responded as Yost lay bleeding and Gillis was penned down behind the deputy’s car. More on Dothan Eagle

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4-year-old accidentally shot herself with the gun at hom

Posted on April 15, 2009. Filed under: accident, Alabama |

Birmingham, Alabama – A 4-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself in the head this afternoon has died, Birmingham police said.

The girl, whose name hasn’t been released, reportedly found the handgun under a couch cushion in her home and shot herself point-blank in the forehead.

Witnesses reported the girl’s mother emerged from the family’s apartment in the Harris Homes housing community at 690 Brussels Circle about 1:45 p.m., cradling the girl in her arms and covered with blood.

Several women outside led the mother and wounded child back into the apartment to wait for rescue workers.

“It’s just a tragic accident,” said East Precinct Lt. Mike Ashworth. More on Birmingham News

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Alabama man kills wife, 3 others and self

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, murder-suicide | Tags: |

Green Hill, Alabama – A man facing a divorce trial shot and killed his estranged wife, their teenage daughter and two other relatives in rural north Alabama before returning to his home in a nearby town and killing himself, authorities said Tuesday.

Kevin Garner’s body was found Tuesday afternoon near his Priceville home, which burned to the ground overnight. His divorce trial was to start Wednesday. Garner apparently shot himself in the chest, said Travis Clemmons, chief investigator for the sheriff’s office in Lauderdale County, where the four bodies were found earlier in the day in a home in Green Hill, a small community near the Tennessee line.

The victims were identified as Garner’s estranged wife, Tammy, 40; their 16-year-old daughter, Chelsie; Garner’s sister, Karen Beaty of Illinois; and Beaty’s 11-year-old son, whose name was not released.

Investigators said the four were shot, apparently with a handgun, around midnight Monday. They did not know if Kevin Garner was licensed to carry a firearm.

It was one of eight mass shootings around the country — and the third in Alabama — in the last month that have left grief-stricken communities in shock.

Clemmons said a neighbor visiting the Green Hill house Tuesday morning saw a body through the door and called authorities.

Court officials said the Garners were in court Monday in advance of the trial and nothing seemed unusual.

“I just can’t understand it,” said Clemmons, “and with a 16-year-old and an 11-year-old kid, there’s nothing rational about it.”

In the divorce file, Tammy Garner sought custody of their daughter and alleged that her husband “has been both physically and emotionally abusive.” Kevin Garner accused her of adultery and of taking $38,000 out of their joint bank account when they separated May 27.

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Gun Nut Kills 11

Posted on March 10, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, mass murder | Tags: , |

A CRAZED gunman killed 11 people then himself as he went on a shooting spree in two towns at night. Cops in Alabama found the body of the killer’s girlfriend in his burnt out home.

Two of the dead found earlier were a cop’s wife and child and others were members of gunman Michael McLendon’s own family. The 27-year-old was also found dead – having shot himself – after he was chased by cops to an industrial estate.

McLendon burned down his mother’s home, killing her, before taking the lives of his grandparents and an uncle and aunt. More on The SUN

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