Hoover PD investigating homicide at apartment complex

Hoover PD investigating homicide at apartment complex
Hoover police are investigating the murder of a woman shot multiple Friday night at an apartment complex in Hoover. (Source: wbrc)

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - Hoover police are investigating the murder of 41-year-old Shemethia Tynise Coteat who was shot four times in the back Friday night at an apartment complex on Tyler Circle.

Around 6:53 p.m Hoover PD say they received several calls that a person had been shot at the The Park at Wakefield & Wellington apartment complex. When officers arrived, they found Coteat mortally wounded in the parking lot. SHe was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:05 p.m.

Witnesses told police that they heard at least three gunshots and saw a dark colored, four-door vehicle speeding away from the scene.

An autopsy was performed Saturday morning, which revealed the Coteat was shot four times from behind. According to investigators, It appeared she was retrieving items from the backseat of her vehicle when she was attacked. Detectives are still working to determine a motive, but believe the victim was specifically targeted.

Police do not currently have a suspect in custody.

Authorities ask that if anyone has any information about this case to please contact Detective Brad Fountain at 205-444-7562. If you wish to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward, police encourage you to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.

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