Shelby County man arrested after man found shot to death in home

Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 4:10 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 2:15 PM CDT
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SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Shelby County 911 received a report Wednesday, March 15 at approximately 8:32 a.m. of a person shot at a residence located in the 2500 block of Highway 311 in south Shelby County.

Deputies responded the scene and discovered 59-year-old Robert Etress deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say 28-year-old Donald Patrick Johnson was arrested and charged with the murder of Etress.

Johnson is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail with no bond, in accordance with Aniah’s Law.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators are investigating the death.

Sheriff John Samaniego said, “My heart goes out to the victim’s family and those affected by this heinous crime. I am proud of the men and women of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office who worked swiftly and diligently to bring this person to justice.”

This incident is still under investigation, and Sheriff John Samaniego encourages anyone with information about this crime to please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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