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Man killed in self-defense shooting in Pelham

Police chief: Man stabbed someone before going door to door in an excited state. The man was naked.
Person killed in shooting, stabbing in Pelham
Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 4:48 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2022 at 10:02 AM CST
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SHELBY Co., Ala. (WBRC) - A man died following a stabbing and then a shooting in Shelby County in the Windstone community early Tuesday morning.

Pelham Police said they responded to a stabbing and a shooting at two locations around 12:30 a.m. on February 15, 2022.

The two incidents happened at 321 Honeysuckle Lane and 236 Camellia Drive in Pelham.

Pelham Police Chief Pat Cheatwood said a 29-year-old man stabbed someone on Camellia Drive in Pelham and then, in an excited state, officers said he started going door to door ringing doorbells and banging on doors.

Chief Cheatwood said the man, who was naked, made it to the home on Honeysuckle Lane. Investigators said the suspect banged on the door, the homeowner opened the door and a struggle started when the suspect attempted to enter the home. Cheatwood said that’s when the 29-year-old man was shot and killed.

Shelby Co. Coroner said the person killed in the Pelham shooting has been identified as Carlton James Brown of Pelham, AL.

The chief confirmed an off-duty officer lived in the home on Honeysuckle, but no confirmation on how he was involved.

The chief said the shooting appears to be self-defense.

The suspect lived in the home on Camellia. Officers said the person who was stabbed will be okay.

Chief Cheatwood said officers do not have a motive for how this all started. They are working to find out what happened.

Pelham Police Chief updates deadly shooting, stabbing


Pelham Police, ALEA and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies all responded to the scene.

Person killed in stabbing, shooting in Pelham
Person killed in stabbing, shooting in Pelham(Pelham Police Dept.)

No word on suspects or arrests.

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