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Six suspects arrested for mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama – live



Dadeville shooting survivor speaks from hospital bed

Six suspects have now been arrested for the mass shooting at a “Sweet 16” birthday party that left four dead and 32 injured in Dadeville, Alabama.

On Thursday, authorities announced that three more suspects were in custody, including a 15-year-old who has not been identified due to his age, Johnny Letron Brown, 20, and Willie George Brown Jr., 19.

The arrests bring the total number of people arrested in the shooting to six after the previous arrests of Wilson LaMar Hill Jr, 20, and brothers Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16.

All six have been charged with four counts of reckless homicide.

The latest arrests come five days after the terror attack at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio on Saturday night.

High school football star Philstavious “Phil” Dowdell, 18, was one of four killed in the incident and it was learned that he died saving the life of his sister Alexis, whose birthday celebration it was.

Shaunkivia Nicole “KeKe” Smith, 17, Marsiah Collins, 19, and Corbin Holston, 23, were also killed.

Police have not outlined any motive.

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Who is the sixth suspect?

Six suspects have now been arrested for the mass shooting at a “Sweet 16” birthday party that left four dead and 32 injured in Dadeville, Alabama.

On Thursday, authorities announced that three more suspects were in custody, including Johnny Letron Brown, 20, and Willie George Brown Jr., 19.

The third suspect is a 15-year-old boy who has not been identified due to his age.

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PHOTO: Five of the six suspects in police files

(Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department)

(Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department)

Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough

(Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department)

(ALEA)

Willie George Brown Jr., 19

(Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department)

raquel sharpApril 21, 2023 12:25 PM

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Victim Phil Dowdell died saving his sister’s life

A high school star, who was among the victims of a mass shooting in Alabama, has died while saving his sister’s life.

The shooting took place Saturday night during Phil Dowdell’s sister Alexis’ ‘Sweet 16’ birthday party at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio.

Dowdell pushed his sister to the ground as soon as gunshots erupted at around 10:34 p.m. inside the dance studio. “I guess she tried to push me out the door as fast as she could,” Alexis told the Associated Press.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar reports.

andrea whiteApril 21, 2023 11:00

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Alabama birthday shooting victims: A college football star for an aspiring musician

Tragedy has struck every corner of the small town of just 3,200, Amy Jackson said. the independent on Monday. Ms. Jackson’s cousin, Keke Nicole Smith, is among the murdered victims, and she has at least two other loved ones recovering in hospital. Her fiance’s cousin, Corbin Holston, was also killed in the attack.

It’s still fresh. It hasn’t sunk in that this is actually happening. It’s a tight-knit community, people know everyone. ‘Your children are our children’s kind of community,’ said Ms. Jackson. “And it’s hard to believe that something like that, that we normally see on TV … is our reality.”

andrea whiteApril 21, 2023 09:00

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Everything we know about the Dadeville shooting

The United States has suffered another tragic outbreak of gun violence, this time at a “Sweet 16” birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama, in which four people were killed and 28 others injured.

According to local police, the shooting began around 10:34 p.m. on Saturday (April 15) during a celebration held at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio in downtown Dadeville, a small city of about 3,000 residents located 45 miles north of Dadeville. Northeast Montgomery.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 21, 2023 08:00

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Man with the same name as one of the suspected Dadeville shooters receives threats

Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and his brother Travis McCullough, 16, were arrested by Alabama police in connection with the shooting in Dadeville that killed four people.

However, a 36-year-old man, also named Travis McCullough, has been receiving hateful and threatening messages on social media.

“I’ve been afraid to go out there just because of the messages and comments I’ve been seeing,” McCullough said. Montgomery Advertiser.

McCullough works as a delivery boy and lives 40 miles northeast in the valley. Initially, he started removing hate comments and direct messages, but later realized that he might need proof of the threats if something bad happened.

“I’ve been wary of it all day,” he said. “I just know, I’m not the one who did it.”

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 21, 2023 07:00

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The victim’s mother asked the attendees with weapons to leave the party before the shooting began.

Taniya Cox, an 18-year-old who was shot twice in the right arm as she fled the party, joined hundreds of residents and told CBS News that the mother of Phil and Alexis Dowdell had ordered anyone with a gun to leave the party moments before. the shooting took place.

“The mother said whoever had guns had to come out and they didn’t come out and five minutes later the shooting started,” Ms Cox said.

“I ran in front of a bullet and they shot me. I didn’t know what was happening, I just saw blood coming out of my arm.”

Authorities said earlier this week that they did not recover any high-powered rifle ammunition at the scene. They found numerous bullet casings used in pistols.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 21, 2023 06:30

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Sixth suspect arrested: reports

District Attorney Mike Segrest said last night that a sixth suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was taken into custody, AL reported.

However, Segrest did not identify the suspect or say where he lived.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 21, 2023 06:00

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Suspects being held at the Tallapoosa County Jail

All five people charged in a fatal shooting, including three teens, are being held at the Tallapoosa County Jail without bail.

Authorities wrote in court documents filed Thursday that they believe the five were present at the party and “discharged firearms into the crowd,” killing four people.

The party, in a dance studio next to the town square, was in full swing when gunshots erupted.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 21, 2023 05:30

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Teens charged as adults, prosecutor says

Shootings on Saturday night rocked the small town of Dadeville, about 80 miles southeast of Birmingham, and families suddenly found themselves planning funerals and funeral services instead of graduation parties or college moves.

The fatalities were identified Monday as Keke Nicole Smith, 17, Phil Dowdell, 18, Marsiah Collins, 19, and Corbin Holston, 23. Four victims remain hospitalized in critical condition as of Wednesday night.

Authorities announced the arrest of 20-year-old Johnny Letron Brown on Thursday, five days after the terror attack at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio on Saturday night.

The arrest came two days after police identified the first suspects in the case, 17-year-old Ty Reik McCullough and 16-year-old Travis McCullough. The third suspect, 20-year-old Wilson LaMar Hill Jr, was arrested Wednesday.

“We are going to make sure that all the victims receive justice, not just the deceased,” District Attorney Mark Sergist said during a news conference Wednesday. “Although these are 16 and 17-year-olds, we are going to charge them as adults.”

andrea whiteApril 21, 2023 05:00

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