Crime

Sylacauga Police make arrest in shooting at Sonic

Sylacauga officers said Zsaquon Dean Averette, 24, was arrested on April 8 for Attempted Domestic Violence 1st for the shooting at Sonic Restaurant at 514 W. Ft. Williams Street.

Woman arrested for murder; accused of running over man in his own car

Tyler police rescue 13-year-old Alabama girl from residence on Woods Blvd.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall speaks on recent violence

Man stabbed, shot, and killed girlfriend, shot 4-year-old son, then kills himself

Man critically injured in Tuscaloosa shooting at Hay Court

Tuscaloosa man arrested for sex crimes against a child

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4 teens charged in murder of 18-year-old man at Bessemer motel

2 charged in murder of Haleyville man

21-year-old Bessemer woman killed during reported domestic assault

  Mayor Randall Woodfin Talks about Recent Gun Violence

  Parents remember victim of deadly Patton Park shooting, police still call for answers

  Finding a solution to the violence in Birmingham

Jefferson Co. deputies recover stolen car, trucks, ATV

Deputies were able to recover an ATV, a car and 4 pickups that has been stolen.

  Man charged with murder following shooting at apartment complex near Huffman HS

At approximately 4:52 p.m., deputies received a call of shots fired at Country Park Apartments on Florentine Circle near Huffman High School.

4 people shot Monday afternoon in Birmingham

Three men and one elderly woman are the victims.

Women sought for attempted murder, robbery now in custody

Investigators say Jameria Jones and JohnDakita Hall are in custody.

‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

Birmingham PD: Man shot and killed in Ensley, illegal activities discovered

  BWWB employee shot, killed on the job; police believe it was targeted

Birmingham Police investigate shooting on Carraway Blvd.

B’ham PD: 3 juveniles shot in Ensley drive-by shooting

  Former New Orleans dispatcher arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million accidentally placed in account

Arrest made in shooting death of 29-year-old Montevallo man

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 19-year-old with the shooting death of a Montevallo man.

Investigators say Florence man arrested for drug trafficking

During the search, agents seized approximately three grams of methamphetamine, almost two pounds of marijuana, multiple controlled prescription drugs, multiple guns and over $19,000 in cash.

  Birmingham City School student killed in drive-by shooting

Birmingham Police are investigating another deadly shooting and it’s another case that involves young victims. A 16 year-old is dead and another teen is recovering in the hospital after a drive-by shooting in the Inglenook community.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor to meet with business owners Friday after weekend bar shooting

Maddox calls this meeting part of a rapid response team effort to assess what happened and to see what can be done to stop it from happening again in the future.

  Calera PD accuses Birmingham PD of not fully using crime solving resources

Following the recent spike in gun violence in Birmingham, some neighboring police departments expressed criticism and accused the Birmingham Police department of not fully using resources to solve crimes.

Sole survivor in deadly York County shooting called for help after being shot multiple times, family says

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

‘Enough meth for approximately 1,120 single uses’: Huge drug bust in Tuscumbia

During the searches, agents located and seized approximately 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 5.5 pounds of marijuana, digital scales and drug packaging materials.

Alabaster man charged with rape and assault with bodily fluids

Fred Wayne Jackson, 51, was arrested Wednesday.

Police: Man shot and killed in west Birmingham after argument inside home

The victim has been identified as Howard Johnson of Irondale. He was 38.

  Drive-by shooting kills 16-year-old in Birmingham, another teen injured

The victim has been identified as Savion Isabell.

Alabama Shakes drummer out of jail, released on bond

A judge granted Alabama Shakes drummer Steve Johnson a bond of $26,500 for child abuse charges, two probation violations, and violation of protection order.

Crime Stoppers promises anonymity and asks for tips in Patton Park shooting

They say they have gotten leads in the past two days and they’re tracking them down, but they still need the tip that will crack the case.

Sylacauga man charged with possession of child pornography

During the search warrant, investigators said they found digital evidence and agents recovered numerous pictures that met the elements of the crimes charged.

Fmr. Shelby Co. doctor sentenced to life plus 208 years for sex abuse and producing child pornography

During the sentencing hearing, Judge Bostick said, “The conduct that you engaged in is reprehensible. It cannot be allowed in our society.”

  Birmingham homicide reclassified as a justified death investigation

This investigation is reclassified as a Justified Death Investigation.

B’ham Police investigating early morning homicide

Birmingham Police confirm that there was one male victim.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect, vehicle in hit and run

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person who was driving the vehicle that killed a man last Saturday.

UT football player suspended from team amid animal abuse investigation

Aaron Beasley, a University of Tennessee football player, was suspended from the team after the Knoxville Police Department announced an animal abuse investigation.

  32-year old woman killed, multiple teens and a child shot on Easter Sunday at Patton Park

Birmingham Police said Areyelle Yarbrough of Bessemer was found shot to death lying on the ground just outside the passenger door of her car.

Bessemer PD: Person shot in torso while buying PS5 was self-defense

Officers said the victim was shot in the torso. Investigators said the victim was meeting someone from Facebook Marketplace to purchase a PS5.

Man and woman shot and killed in Bessemer

The two were shot in the 10 block of 1st Ave N sometime around 7:15 p.m.

  2 suspects in custody after shooting outside Tuscaloosa lounge injures 5

Two people are in custody after multiple people were injured in an early morning shooting outside a Tuscaloosa lounge.

Police: Recently-fired employee crashed through front doors, drove inside Walmart in Concord, N.C.

Officials say Gentry drove his car into the store, then continued to drive inside the store, causing massive damage.

  UPDATE: Arrest in murder of 44-year-old Birmingham man

Police say their investigation indicates that a domestic-related altercation occurred prior to Bryant being shot.

Tuscaloosa man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Antonio Montez Denson, 33, pleaded guilty to unlawful transport of firearms by a convicted felon on Jan. 28.

GRAPHIC: North Shelby County man arrested on multiple counts of child sex abuse

“These reported crimes are atrocious in nature. Our Criminal Investigations Division has specially trained investigators who focus on sexual crimes. I have full confidence in these investigators to seek justice for these victims.”

Piedmont man sentenced to 50 years for possession and production of child pornography

According to the plea agreement, Smyth admitted that he enticed a minor victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography between November 2016 and January 2018.

‘Guess you’ve seen the videos on my Facebook page’: Hokes Bluff man arrested for breaching US Capitol in January

According to documents, FBI agents interviewed Russell Dean Alford at his place of business after he was identified in numerous videos on January 20.

  Shooting death of 27-year-old Birmingham man ruled justifiable

It happened around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

2 people found fatally shot inside Tarrant home

India Zippora Collins and DeAngelo Carter were found shot to death Friday morning inside a home in the 1600 block of Hatchett Avenue

Person shot multiple times in possible Chilton Co. road rage incident

A person was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after being shot multiple times in what deputies believe was a road rage incident.

Former Alabama Shakes drummer arrested

Steven Johnson is the former drummer of the Grammy winning band, Alabama Shakes,

Bessemer man shot to death, suspect arrested

The victim has been identified as Saveon Th’Marcus Washington of Bessemer.

Investigation underway after 10-year-old is shot in Birmingham

Birmingham Police are investigating after a 10-year-old arrived at St. Vincent’s East suffering from a gunshot wound Thursday evening.

Officer injured in high-speed chase in Tuscaloosa

A 17-year-old is in custody and a Tuscaloosa police officer has been hospitalized after a high speed chase in Tuscaloosa ended in a multi-vehicle crash on McFarland Blvd in front of University Mall Wednesday night.

  2 killed, 2 injured in late-night shooting at Pickens Co. home

Police Chief Tonnie Jones confirms the shooting happened at a home on 1st Street SW at 15th Street just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Clair Correctional Facility officer arrested for custodial sexual misconduct

Matthews resigned from the ADOC after questioning and arrest.

Hokes Bluff man arrested for sex abuse of a child

Cory Mink’s bond conditions consist of no contact with the victim or her immediate family, no unsupervised contact with anyone under 12 years old, no access to internet or any social media and to be supervised by Etowah County Community Corrections.

UPDATE: Arrest in fatal Birmingham shooting, officers believe children were in the home

Montrell Fredriskgus Holloway was found fatally shot just after 6:30 p.m.

1 person seriously injured in B’ham shooting

A shooting in Birmingham Sunday afternoon left one person with life threatening injuries according to the Birmingham Police Department,

  High speed chase ends in deadly officer involved shooting in Odenville

A high speed chase through multiple cities ended in an officer involved shooting and the death of a suspect Saturday evening.

Shelby County Sheriff’s investigating possible shooting death

According to Shelby County Sheriff’s, Shelby County 911 received multiple reports of shots being fired in the 500 block of County Road 203 in the Aldrich Community.

Midfield Dollar General robbed; man shot shortly after

Midfield Police are investigating after a shooting and robbery took place shortly after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

  Last of four inmates who escaped Cullman Co. Jail back in custody after help from Hanceville resident

The last of four inmates who escaped the Cullman Co. Jail Thursday night has been captured after some help from a Hanceville resident.

1 person dead after shots fired in Roebuck parking lot

Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide that took place at a shopping center Friday afternoon.

Troy student arrested for manslaughter following fatal car accident

Sylacauga Police say 20-year-old Christian Ryan Hickman was arrested for the death of 17-year-old Lindsey Motes.

Man arrested in Fayette County meth bust

A drug bust in Fayette County Thursday morning resulted in one arrest and the recovery of a slew of drugs, weapons and cash.

Man wanted in Birmingham gas station robbery

A man came into the Texaco Service Station located at 5901 1st Avenue North demanded money and made threats to harm the clerk, according to police.

20-year-old man identified as victim in Bessemer homicide

Upon arrival, officers discovered a victim shot to death while sitting in a car in the alley.

Limestone County couple sentenced for child exploitation

A couple from Limestone County who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in 2019 were sentenced on child exploitation charges this week.

Unborn child dies in Alabama shooting; Suspect charged with attempted murder

A pregnant woman was shot in the Ward community in Choctaw County, Alabama, Saturday night.

Birmingham police investigating overnight shooting at apartment complex

Police say one person was shot around 1:45 a.m. during an altercation between two people that started inside and ended outside.

Birmingham PD: Man found shot dead, sitting upright in a chair on a porch

Police said the preliminary investigation indicates the victim was involved in some form of an altercation with the suspect before being shot.

  Birmingham PD: Man found shot to death on sofa, victim identified

Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide at a scene in the 900 block of 53 St N Friday afternoon.

Authorities identify man found shot to death in Bessemer alley

Officers responded to the area of 10th Avenue and 25th Street North around 11 p.m. on a report of shots fired and a vehicle accident.

Hoover police investigating possible murder-suicide

Hoover Police are investigating a possible murder suicide, after finding a man suffering from what appeared to be a self inflicted gunshot wound and a woman shot to death Thursday night in Hoover.

Cane Madden: Judge says man accused of sexually assaulting child incompetent to face trial

A Jefferson County judge found a man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl incompetent to stand trial.

Joshua James, man arrested in connection to Capitol riots, denied bond

Joshua James has been in federal custody since his arrest on Tuesday. This afternoon, he's going before a federal judge in Birmingham, asking for a chance to be released on bond.