WVAS Local News

Jun 3, 2013

Montgomery Police say a second suspect is behind bars in connection with a recent fatal shooting.  Police said 22-year-old Nicholas Harris was charged with a single court of capital murder on Sunday after Harris turned himself in at the Luverne Police Department.  Harris and 23-year-old Joshua Sanders, also of Montgomery, are accused in the May 24th slaying of 32-year-old Darrell Howard Jr.  Police said Howard was gunned down following a dispute over a traffic collision at the intersection of Brookview and Dyas Drives in a north Montgomery neighborhood.  Harris and Sanders are being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

Double Murder-Suicide

Authorities in Selma have released the names of two people who were shot to death Sunday afternoon in an apparent double murder-suicide.  The Selma-Times Journal Newspaper reports the victims were 28-year-old Keoshia Hill and 59-year-old Bill Jackson, both of Selma.  Selma Police said an off duty officer identified as 28-year-old Dwight Moorer shot and killed the two victims and then committed suicide.  Moorer had served on the Selma police force for five years and also served two tours in Iraq.  The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation. 

Audio Recordings Release

Newly released recordings show a six-day bunker standoff in southeast Alabama in February began with school bus driver, Charles Poland stubbornly refusing to hand over children to the gunman-Jimmy Lee Dykes.  Dykes shot the bus driver to death moments later.  It started the drama that ended with FBI Agents storming the underground shelter in Midland City to free a five-year-old boy.