Second suspect charged with capital murder in Hoover apartment complex shooting

Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 10:58 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2022 at 5:35 PM CDT
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: A second suspect has been charged in a double homicide that happened Oct. 1 at The Park at Hoover apartment complex.

An’ton Je’horam Lewis, 20, is charged with capital murder in the slayings of Lauren Anne White and Blakely Meachelle Nelson, according to the Hoover Police Department.

An’ton Je’horam Lewis
An’ton Je’horam Lewis(Hoover Police Department)

Original Story: The Hoover Police Department is currently investigating a double homicide in the 100 building at The Park at Hoover apartment complex.

Officers were called to the location around 7:52 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. by a witness who said they found two people possibly deceased at the apartment, according to HPD.

Officers responded and found two women, 24-year-old Blakeley Meachelle Nelson and 39-year-old Lauren Anne White. Both had been shot dead.

Detectives were quickly able to identify a suspect, who was determined to be an acquaintance of both victims.

Hoover Police say 21-year-old Daxton Elliot Keith was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Hoover detectives took him into custody in the 9300 block of Highway 119 in Alabaster around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Daxton Elliot Keith, 21.
Daxton Elliot Keith, 21.(Source: Hoover Police)

Keith is currently being held in the Hoover City Jail and will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail.

Hoover Police detectives and crime scene technicians are investigating the circumstances surrounding this case. HPD says it appears these victims were specifically targeted.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Detective Kevin Morris at 205-444-7615 or Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.

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