A second man has been charged with capital murder for his alleged involvement in the November 20th shooting death of 29-year-old Keon Sankey of Montgomery. Police said federal marshals arrested 22-year-old Rodriko Davis Wednesday. Davis was ordered held without bond. Montgomery Police have already charged 19-year-old Elijah Frazier with capital murder in connection with the homicide. Authorities have said the fatal shooting occurred during the course of a robbery.
Law enforcement agencies in Selma and in Crenshaw County are investigating fatal shootings. In Selma, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing a fatal police-involved shooting. Selma Police Chief William Riley said a man armed with a hatchet was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon on Griffith Avenue. Riley said officers were responding to a disorderly conduct call and found the man in a vacant house. Riley said the man rushed at the officers with the hatchet. An officer fired a shot killing the man whose name was not released.
Another shooting occurred Wednesday in Crenshaw County near the Lowndes County line. Crenshaw County Sheriff Charles West said a man was shot to death on Highway 97 near the Davenport Community. Not other information was released. The ABI is assisting with the investigation.
Alabama's two female members of the U.S. House have been appointed to new committees. Republican Congresswoman Martha Roby of Montgomery has been named to the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The panel is responsible for overseeing how federal tax dollars are spent. Also, 7th District Democrat Terri Sewell has been appointed to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee which is responsible for setting the agenda to address domestic-related issues that includes job creation and reducing the federal deficit.
Alabama State University is preparing to host a panel discussion Friday on women's empowerment issues. The event will feature Bernice King, daughter of civil rights icon, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Hope Bryant, who leads a financial literacy organization, and founder of Women Empowered to Achieve the Impossible, Margaret Dureke. The event is part of a weeklong celebration of the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The forum will be held Friday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture on Carter Hill Road. The discussion is free and open to the public.