Police arrest man in shooting death after argument over cell phone

Nehemiah Scroggins
Nehemiah Scroggins(Pelham Police Department)
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 4:19 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2023 at 7:41 AM CST
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PELHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Detectives with the Pelham Police Department have arrested a man accused of killing a man early Sunday morning.

A 911 call came in around 4:45 a.m. March 5 about a shooting in the 100 block of Bishop Circle.

The victim, 32-year-old Deon Levonte King-Smith of North Carolina, died despite the efforts of the Pelham Fire Department paramedics who arrived on scene.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Nehemiah Scroggins and he was taken into custody.

Police say the investigation revealed that the shooting occurred after an argument over a cell phone escalated.

Scroggins is charged with Murder and Menacing.

He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with no bond.

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