Pell City man arrested in connection to Birmingham, St. Clair Co. homicides

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 9:25 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 12:11 PM CDT
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of four people and say they are connected.

The deadly shootings happened in Birmingham and St. Clair County.

Police say 28-year-old Daniel P. Watson of Pell City has been arrested in connection to the homicides in St. Clair County.

Deputies responded to a call at 1 Ivy Drive around 12:01 a.m. March 14. Police found a woman who has been identified as Amber L. Manning, 37, dead in the driveway from gunshot wounds. A man identified as Timothy R. Davidson, 62, was found in the home with a gunshot wound. He was taken by LifeSaver to UAB Hospital where he died.

Watson is being booked into the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville for one count of capital murder and one count of murder with a gun for the deaths in Ragland.

According to police, Watson is also being detained for two homicides in Birmingham last night.

Daniel Watson is being held in the St. Clair County Jail in connection with 4 deadly shootings.
Daniel Watson is being held in the St. Clair County Jail in connection with 4 deadly shootings.(St. Clair County Sheriff's Dept.)

Officer Truman Fitzgerald with the Birmingham Police Department said around 6 a.m. the 911 communications division received information from the Leeds Police Department that a man had approached a Leeds Police officer saying that he had shot two people in Birmingham. The man was able to a general area as well as a description of the house.

Just after 8 a.m. East Precinct officers were able to discover a house in the 8400 block of 8th Avenue South were they believe the victims were. When they went into the home they found a man and a woman dead from gunshots.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as 40-year-old Tiffany Michele Hernandez and 40-year-old Jason Joseph Brown.

The BPD said on March 17, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Watson for capital murder (two or more persons).

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be added to this story as we learn more.

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