Man arrested for murder following Center Point shooting

21-year-old Jacobye Bryan Green.
21-year-old Jacobye Bryan Green.(Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 5:12 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 4:12 PM CST
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CENTER POINT, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a man’s body was found on Sunday morning.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Phillip Edward Lankford of Center Point. He was 59.

Deputies were called to Shadowood Circle in Center Point at approximately 9 a.m. on reports of a body located near a stairwell. Lankford had suffered a gunshot wound and died at the scene.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 21-year-old Jacobye Bryan Green for the charge of murder. 

Police say Green is being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

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