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This is a '''List of homicides in 2019''', including homicide cases reported throughout the [[Birmingham District]]. To date, at least 161 homicides have been reported in the area for the year. Note that a "homicide" refers to the cause of death as determined by a medical examiner, not to the crime of murder as charged by prosecutors and adjudicated through the courts.
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This is a '''List of homicides in 2019''', including homicide cases reported throughout the [[Birmingham District]]. To date, at least 163 homicides have been reported in the area for the year. Note that a "homicide" refers to the cause of death as determined by a medical examiner, not to the crime of murder as charged by prosecutors and adjudicated through the courts.
  
 
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# [[August 4]]: Shanina Smith, 27, was shot to death by a co-worker at the [[Lear Corporation]] auto seat plant in [[Brookwood]]. Angela Nichole Mayo left the scene but later turned herself in to police. She was charged with murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/tuscaloosa/2019/08/1-killed-in-shooting-at-tuscaloosa-county-automotive-plant.html report])
 
# [[August 4]]: Shanina Smith, 27, was shot to death by a co-worker at the [[Lear Corporation]] auto seat plant in [[Brookwood]]. Angela Nichole Mayo left the scene but later turned herself in to police. She was charged with murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/tuscaloosa/2019/08/1-killed-in-shooting-at-tuscaloosa-county-automotive-plant.html report])
 
# [[August 6]]: Anthony Killings, 24, was killed by a stray bullet in his home at the [[Parker 301 Apartments]] on [[Helen Keller Boulevard]] in [[Tuscaloosa]]. The gunfire originated during a robbery the previous night. Krisshod K'tyse La'Nard Fritz and Demarlio Wayshawn Robertson were arrested and charged in connection with the shooting. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/08/he-went-to-sleep-and-he-never-woke-up-family-mourns-young-tuscaloosa-father-killed-by-stray-bullet.html report])
 
# [[August 6]]: Anthony Killings, 24, was killed by a stray bullet in his home at the [[Parker 301 Apartments]] on [[Helen Keller Boulevard]] in [[Tuscaloosa]]. The gunfire originated during a robbery the previous night. Krisshod K'tyse La'Nard Fritz and Demarlio Wayshawn Robertson were arrested and charged in connection with the shooting. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/08/he-went-to-sleep-and-he-never-woke-up-family-mourns-young-tuscaloosa-father-killed-by-stray-bullet.html report])
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# September: Brentson Skidmore, 26, died at [[DCH Regional Medical Center]] from complications from a blow to the head suffered at the [[The Filling Station]] at 411 23rd Avenue. Ryan Gunning was arrested and originally charged with 3rd degree assault, but that charge was upgraded to manslaughter after Skidmore died. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/09/deadly-punch-at-tuscaloosa-bar-lands-23-year-old-in-jail-on-manslaughter-charge.html report])
  
 
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==[[Walker County]]==

Revision as of 12:02, 13 September 2019

This is a List of homicides in 2019, including homicide cases reported throughout the Birmingham District. To date, at least 163 homicides have been reported in the area for the year. Note that a "homicide" refers to the cause of death as determined by a medical examiner, not to the crime of murder as charged by prosecutors and adjudicated through the courts.

Bibb County

Blount County

  1. April 4: Daniel Stockley was found fatally wounded by gunshot in the driveway of a home in Highland Lake. Investigators believe he came to the house drunk to confront his mother and stepfather over a financial dispute. No charges have been filed. (report)
  2. September 3: An unidentified body was found inside a steel canister near Paige Springs Road in Blountsville. No arrest. (report)
  3. September 9: Enzo McCormack, 18 months, died at Children's Hospital from trauma. His mother, Samantha McCormack, and her boyfriend, Robert Elmore Jr, were arrested and charged with reckless murder and capital murder, respectively. (report)

Calhoun County

  1. April 9: Joseph Solomon Nicholas Haywood, 40, died at Gadsden Regional Medical Center from a gunshot wound received during an altercation at a home on the 4000 block of Gadsden Highway in Piedmont. Jessie James Beecham was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Chilton County

  1. April 27: Jatwan Oshay Holman, 32, was shot to death during an argument in front of a house on Chilton County Road 807 just outside Maplesville. Leterrius Antoine Liggett was identified as a suspect, but has not yet been arrested or charged. (report)

Coosa County

Cullman County

  1. August 4: Robert Wilsford Sr, 65, was shot to death by a Hanceville Police officer after he began firing at officers attempting to perform a wellness check at his home on Cullman County Road 599 just outside the Hanceville city limits. The State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the incident. (report)

Etowah County

  1. January 3: An unnamed male was killed and two other men wounded by gunfire when an argument broke out at Hammett Towing & Recovery on Wesson Lake Road just outside Attalla. The suspected shooter has not been named, but is believed to have been one of those injured. (report)
  2. May 24: Kelvin Bernard Bradford, 49, was found shot to death at a home on the 400 block of Henry Street in Gadsden. No arrest. (report)

Jefferson County

123 total

Bessemer

  1. February 15: An unnamed male died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound received during a dispute with a woman on the 200 block of 24th Street South. (report)
  2. March 30: Tavarus Jamal Johnson, 26, was found shot to death outside a home on Longbrook Drive. NyKeil Brown and Quindarrius Antonio Brown were arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  3. May 5: Anthony Hyshaw, 18, was shot to death during an altercation on the corner of 10th Street and Hall Avenue. No arrest.
  4. June 4: Devin Skylar Sandlin, 23, was shot to death on the 1700 block of Long 14th Street. No arrest. A bright red Dodge Charger is believed to have been connected to his death. (report)
  5. July 26: Calvin Walter George Hudson Jr, 20, was pronounced dead at UAB Medical West from gunshot wounds suffered in a shooting on the 200 block of Deadrick Street. Two others were injured. No arrest. (report)
  6. August 27: David Clifton Harper, 77, was found dead in his home on the 1500 block of Dartmouth Avenue. Investigators determined it was a homicide. Stephaughn Jerrod Joseph was arrested and charged with capital murder, theft and burglary. (report)

Birmingham

86 homicides. See List of Birmingham homicides in 2019 for details.

Brighton

  1. June 20: Santos Valasquez Merida, 27, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital after being found with gunshot wounds at the Holiday Mobile Home Park in the 4300 block of Bessemer Super Highway. Another male injured by gunfire was found in a crashed car on Jaybird Road. Ruben Rosales Ayala and an unidentified 16 year old were arrested and charged capital murder. (report)
  2. August 1: Ke'Marius D. "Mac" Scott, 15, was shot to death on the 1300 block of Smith Street. No arrest. (report)

Center Point

  1. January 27: Veronica Gail Foy, 47, died at UAB Hospital after being shot by a male who approached her while she was sitting in her car at the Center Point Gardens apartments on Garden Way and shot her in the side. Her daughter and granddaughter were also in the car. The shooter fled the scene on foot. No arrest. (report)
  2. March 9: Wendell Lee Bonner, 30, was hit by gunshot while driving, and crashed his car on Center Point Parkway near 36th Avenue Northeast. He was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital that afternoon. No arrest. (report)
  3. May 31: Herman Williams, 53, was fatally shot during a dispute over a basketball at the Charter East Apartments on 15th Terrace Northeast. Lashaun Addaryl Netherly was arrested nearby and charged with murder. (report)

Fairfield

  1. March 15: Jamel Peppins, 26, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered on the 500 block of Seminole Circle. No arrest. (report)
  2. April 3: DeShawn Ferrez Jackson, 20, and another man were found shot to death in a vehicle parked behind a house on the 6600 block of Tensaw Court. Investigators believe the murders were related to the prior murder of Jamel Peppins. (report)
  3. April 3: Tre'Vion Marks, 21, was found dead in the same car.
  4. June 3: Catherine "Mrs Cat" Liddell, 48, was shot to death along with her son at their home on the 200 block of 57th Street. No arrest. (report)
  5. June 3: Tavaris "Varis" Honor, 23, was killed in the same incident.
  6. August 3: Demarcus Jerome Atkinson, 21, was killed in a shooting in a parking lot at the Chateau Glen Oaks apartments off Milstead Road. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating. (report)

Gardendale

  1. May 3: Andrew Wade Kimbrel, 42, who was employed as a Vestavia Hills Police officer died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered at his home in the Woodbrook Apartments off of Stouts Road. His wife, Stephanie Nicole Keller, was charged with intentional murder. The case was referred to a grand jury for indictment. (report)

Hoover

  1. February 7: Keith Terrell Cooperwood, 29, was shot to death during an altercation at the Nine90 Wisteria Apartments on Wisteria Place. The shooter turned himself in to police. Prosecutors determined that the shooting was justified and declined to pursue criminal charges. (report)
  2. February 18: Arthur Grey Till Jr, 73, was found dead from blunt force trauma at his home on the 3100 block of Crossings Drive in the Caldwell Crossings subdivision. Jackson Bradley Young was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  3. June 26: Zachariah Taylor Music, 20, was shot to death during a robbery staged at a planned drug transaction in the north parking deck of the Riverchase Galleria. Michael Jabari Akamune was arrested and charged with murder. Dannarious De Shon Washington was arrested a few days later and charged with capital murder. (report)

Hueytown

  1. June 15: Jamarcus Dejun Moore, 28, was shot to death by law enforcement after a chase from Birmingham. Moore and a female suspect had driven through a Birmingham Police Department checkpoint Avenue I and 21st Street Ensley, prompting a pursuit that escalated to a running gun battle on I-20/59. They left the interstate at 19th Street Bessemer and then raced down Hueytown Road and turned onto Allison-Bonnett Memorial Drive, where their car collided with a police vehicle. The exchange of gunfire continued. Moore was shot to death at the scene. The female suspect was seriously wounded. One law enforcement officer suffered a knee injury during the encounter. (report)

Kimberly

  1. February 6: Ronny Leon Stallings, 60, was shot to death in his home in the Kimberly Estates mobile home park. His son, Ryan Stallings, was arrested and charged with his murder. (report)

Leeds

  1. April 21: Tyler Michael Haws, 2, died at Children's Hospital from injuries sustained four days earlier while he was home on the 8300 block of 1st Avenue. His uncle and legal guardian Jason Daniel Sparks, was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated child abuse. (report)

Lipscomb

  1. February 6: Fredrick O'Neal Harris, 63, was found wrapped in trash bags on 15th Street just inside the city limits. No arrest. (report)

Midfield

  1. January 24: David Lee Morgan, 40, was found dead from gunshot wounds at a vacant parking lot at the intersection of Cherry Street and Bessemer Superhighway. Investigators believe he was killed elsewhere and dumped there. No arrest. (report)
  2. February 13: Jimmy Lee Martin, 38, was shot to death in his home on the 1400 block of Collier Drive during an apparent home invasion. No arrest. (report)

Tarrant

  1. June 1: Lee Crosby Tetter, 57, was found dead in his vehicle on the 700 block of Bell Avenue. Andrew Adams was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)

Trussville

  1. March 30: Randy Young, 40, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered during an altercation over being blocked into a parking space at the Cracker Barrel at 4710 Norrell Drive near I-59 Exit 141 / North Chalkville Road. Bryan Patrick Hancock was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder. (report)

Warrior

  1. February 25: Barry Jay McDonald, 55, was found shot to death in a wooded area off of Baker Street, near U.S. Highway 31. No arrest. (report)
  2. June 15: Kristy Lynn Pickett, 26, was found shot to death along with her husband on the 3500 block of Bethel Road. Terrence Jermaine Holder, an acquaintance of the couple, was arrested and charged with both murders. (report)
  3. June 15: Tommy Ervin Shyrie, 58, was found dead in the same incident.

Unincorporated Jefferson County

  1. January 9: Brandi Allen, 39, was killed by her estranged husband, Mark David Allen, 43, who committed suicide. They were both found in a car parked at her home on the 8500 block of Old Bagley Road in the Bagley community. (report)
  2. February 26: Arnulfo Ortega, 39, died at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered when he and another man were shot during a dispute with a co-worker over an automobile transaction at the business where they both worked on the 5900 block of Service Road off of Chalkville Mountain Road, on an unincorporated parcel surrounded by Trussville. Walter Edward Juskiewicz was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  3. April 12: Billy Walker Powell Jr, 46, was found dead in Bayview Lake. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office determined that the cause of death was homicide. No arrest. (report)
  4. April 14: David Wade Reynolds, 54, the Highway Coordinator for the Jefferson County Department of Roads and Transportation, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was clearing storm debris from 15th Street Road near Hueytown. Kenneth Logan Eady was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Additional charges are under consideration. (report)
  5. May 26: Linda Cole Jackson, 52, was shot to death at her home on the 4700 block of Longmeadow Drive in the Letson Farms subdivision McCalla. Investigators believe she was killed while attempting to defend another woman from sexual assault. Her husband, Belton Eugene Nettles, was arrested and charged with capital murder. He was later also charged with seven counts of sodomy, one count of attempted rape, and one count of kidnapping. (report)
  6. August 8: The remains of Shawn David Jackson, 49, missing from Clayton County, Georgia since July 7, were found in a shallow grave off Shady Grove Road near Village Creek west of Mulga. No arrest. (report)
  7. August 22: Michael James Moore, 35, was found dead from gunshot wound at his home on the 5400 block of Nottinghill Drive in Grayson Valley. His wife was also injured in the shooting, which arose from a dispute over suitors for their niece. Kendall Bernard Banks and Zachery Durante Danner were arrested and charged with capital murder and attempted murder. (report)

Lee County

  1. May 19: William Buechner, an Auburn Police Department officer, was shot to death while responding to a reported domestic disturbance at the Arrowhead Park mobile home park off of Wire Road west of Auburn. The suspected shooter, Grady Wayne Wilkes, fled the scene but was captured overnight and charged with capital murder, 3 counts of attempted murder, and 1 count of second degree domestic abuse. (report)
  2. May 25: Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula were both killed when their SUV was rear ended in a turn lane at the intersection of Shug Jordan Parkway and West Samford Avenue in Auburn. After an investigation determined that he had been speeding and had marijuana in his system at the time of the crash, 16-year-old Johnston Edward Taylor was charged with manslaughter. (report)
  3. May 25: Paula Bramblett was killed in the same incident.
  4. June 4: George Eugene Cleere, 57, was struck and killed while riding a motorcycle near the intersection of Wire Road and Cox Road in Auburn. George H. Shearer III was arrested at the scene and charged initially with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. He was later charged with murder. (report)
  5. July 20: Sidney Austin Harmon, 27, was stabbed to death during a fight at the Circle W Bar on Lee County Road 379 in Valley. Phillip Warren Wood was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Shelby County

  1. February 23: Calvin J. Ray, 19, was found shot to death at his home on the 3700 block of Shelby County Highway 77 near Columbiana. Calvin's brother, Jalen K. Ray, was injured in a confrontation with another family member. Jalen was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  2. April 7: Danielle Michael Hines, 43, was found dead from a gunshot wound at her home on the 3600 block of Timber Oak Circle in Helena. Her husband, Roland Seaburn Hines, was also found dead, from an apparent suicide. (report)
  3. June 15: Deonte Keshawn Puryear, 18, was shot to death in his car parked in a driveway in the Summerchase subdivision of Calera. Jaylin Tevin Washington, who was free on bond from a drug arrest, was charged with manslaughter. (report)
  4. August 20: Beverly Holston Harris, 45, owner of Ericka's Angels day care, was found shot to death after a domestic dispute at a home on the 8400 block of Shoreside Lane in Helena's Timberlake subdivision. Her husband, Naylan Lamar Harris, was taken into custody at the scene. After investigators determined that Mrs Harris was the aggressor, he was released with no charges filed. (report)
  5. September 6: Johnny Lee Payne, 45, was found shot to death after a domestic violence report at a home in Gibson Road in Columbiana. One person was taken into custody for questioning, but no arrests have been announced. (link)

St Clair County

  1. February 24: John W. Patterson, 76, was found dead near Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Police Camp Road and St Clair County Highway 57 north of Riverside. His son, John Shane Patterson, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  2. February 26: Steven Eric Mullins, 45, an inmate at the St Clair Correctional Facility serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of Billy Jack Gaither, was found stabbed do death in his cell. Christopher Scott Jones, himself serving a 25-year sentence after pleading guilty to his involvement in the Cahaba Lakes murders, was charged with capital murder. (report)
  3. April 19: Demario Jovohyn Sanders, 23, died at UAB Hospital from stab wounds suffered in an assault at the Shadydale Mobile Home Park. Terry Neal Caldwell was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Talladega County

  1. June 12: Donald Edward Carroll, 41, was struck and killed by a gray Nissan Altima while walking on Alabama State Route 77 in Lincoln. Jessica Lynn Jordan was arrested a week later and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death. (report)
  2. July 14: An unnamed male was shot to death and two others injured by gunfire during a shootout at the intersection of Fort Williams Street and Broadway Avenue at 2:30 AM. No arrest. (report)
  3. August 13: Javaon Ousley, 19, was shot to death on a basketball court in the Knoxville Homes public housing community in Lincoln. The alleged shooter was an off-duty Lincoln Police officer, who was also wounded by gunfire. No charges have been filed. (report)

Tuscaloosa County

  1. January 2: Warkeisha Renata Caddell, 38, was found dead in her home at 2300 Crabtree Road. Her boyfriend, Korrie Donnell Robinson, turned himself in to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with murder. He told investigators he shot Caddell in self-defense. (report)
  2. March 14: Jarvis Anthony Hudson, 32, was shot to death in an exchange of gunfire on the 1900 block of 29th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Another man was critically wounded. Milton Prentice, Bryan Groom and Dexter Cunningham II were arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  3. March 29: Evie Campbell, 16, was killed when the car she was riding in ran off of Bama Rock Garden Road north of Vance and into a tree. The driver, Kerstyn Danielle Nece, was charged with felony manslaughter. (report)
  4. June 9: Elexis Lashelle McCool, 18, was found shot to death in the back seat of an abandoned vehicle on the 3700 block of 25th Street. A 14-year-old suspect was charged with murder. Another 15-year-old was charged with 1st degree theft, abuse of a corpse, and obstructing governmental operations. (report)
  5. June 14: Omari Jones-Pearce, 1, was found dead in a bathtub at the Creekwood Village Apartments on 40th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. His mother's boyfriend, Christopher Cornelius Pearson, was arrested and initially charged with murder. A grand jury indicted him for capital murder in September. (report)
  6. June 27: Cory Tyron Mitchell, 27, was found shot to death at outside a home at 5703 Clearview Street, near Cottondale Elementary School in Cottondale. No arrest. Bernest Brown Jr is sought as a person of interest in the case. (report)
  7. July 5: Zakia Bibbs, 25, was killed in a shootout between two vehicles on I-20/59 eastbound near mile marker 96. A damaged black Nissan Pathfinder is sought in connection to the shooting. A $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction was offered by Governor Kay Ivey's office. (King, 38 report)
  8. July 29: The body of Marka "Willoe" Watkins, 20, who was reported missing in June, was found in a well at an abandoned house at 10517 Will Walker Lane in Vance. Kendal Tyler Battles, Joseph Brandon Nevels and Devon Trent Hall were arrested and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse. Watkins was the daughter of Miranda Michelle Lynch, who was murdered in 2015. (report)
  9. August 4: Shanina Smith, 27, was shot to death by a co-worker at the Lear Corporation auto seat plant in Brookwood. Angela Nichole Mayo left the scene but later turned herself in to police. She was charged with murder. (report)
  10. August 6: Anthony Killings, 24, was killed by a stray bullet in his home at the Parker 301 Apartments on Helen Keller Boulevard in Tuscaloosa. The gunfire originated during a robbery the previous night. Krisshod K'tyse La'Nard Fritz and Demarlio Wayshawn Robertson were arrested and charged in connection with the shooting. (report)
  11. September: Brentson Skidmore, 26, died at DCH Regional Medical Center from complications from a blow to the head suffered at the The Filling Station at 411 23rd Avenue. Ryan Gunning was arrested and originally charged with 3rd degree assault, but that charge was upgraded to manslaughter after Skidmore died. (report)

Walker County

  1. July 11: Monica Daniele Jackson, 49, was one of four people killed when the Nissan Altima they were riding in was struck head-on in the eastbound lanes of I-22 about a mile south of Jasper. Michael Troy Majors, who was driving the wrong way on the interstate, was charged with mans: laughter. (report)
  2. July 11: Tamblyn J. Jackson, 50, was killed in the same collision.
  3. July 11: Kheri Thomas Ayers, 29, was killed in the same collision.
  4. July 11: Daniel Izell Johnson, 42, was killed in the same collision.
  5. September 3: Brandon King, 38, was shot to death by his father, David Michael King, at a home in Nauvoo. The father shot himself when a deputy arrived, and died from his wounds. (report)

References

  • Robinson, Carol (July 10, 2019) "Who killed them? 32 of this year's Birmingham area slayings still unsolved." The Birmingham News