Update: Suspect arrested for Friendship Road Dirt Pit murder

Baldwin County

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (6/17/2021 5:20 a.m.) — Marcus Stallworth was arrested early Thursday morning, according to Baldwin County jail records.

UPDATE (6/16/2021 4:40 p.m.) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man they say shot and killed a person at Friendship Road Dirt Pit in Daphne Wednesday.

On June 16, 911 received a call about a person shot at the end of Friendship Rd. in Daphne. Medical units and Sheriff’s Deputies responded and located Yaphet Hunter, 45, of Chunchula, Ala. shot. Deputies say life-saving measures were attempted but unsuccessful.  Hunter died at the scene. 

Investigators responded to the scene and learned the suspect, Marcus Stallworth, 45, of Mobile, left the area in a vehicle with another person. Investigators later located and spoke with the person in the car with Stallworth.  Investigators determined Stallworth was last seen on foot in the area of Government Plaza in Mobile. 

Marcus Stallworth

Deputies say the shooting stemmed from a workplace altercation that took place between the victim and suspect. Both the victim and suspect were contract workers at the business.   

Marcus Stallworth is currently wanted for murder. The sheriff’s office says Stallworth might still be armed with a handgun.  Anyone with information is urged to contact local law enforcement or the U.S. Marshals Service in Mobile.   

Marcus Stallworth is known to frequent the Maryvale area of Mobile and the Prichard area.

UPDATE (6/16/2021 12:00 PM) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says two employees were involved in a deadly shooting at the Friendship Road Dirt Pit.

BCSO says a 45-year-old man is dead. U.S. Marshalls will be looking for the suspect who is from Mobile.

Colby Cooper, spokesman for Friendship Materials, LLC, released the following statement:

“We mourn the loss of life that occurred today because of a heinous act committed at Friendship Materials in Daphne, Alabama, by an unaffiliated individual. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and those affected by this tragedy. We are grateful to the medical and law enforcement first responders who worked hard to try and save the victim’s life and those committed to the ongoing investigation.”

Colby Cooper

UPDATE (6/16/2021 11:27 AM) — Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies say one person was shot at the Friendship Road dirt pit near county road 64 just before ten o’clock Wednesday morning.

A woman who lives across the street tells me she heard six gunshots back to back Wednesday morning and minutes later deputies were pulling up with medical units following.

Crime scene tape is up around the side of one of the buildings on the property.

There is no information yet about who the suspect or suspects are, or how the victim is doing at this hour.

A witness on scene says

Witness: “I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard the ambulance and the sheriff’s department come through that’s  when I came through the front door.”

Reporter: You said six shots, they were back to back?

Witness: Yeah, back to back.

Reporter: What was going through your mind?

Witness: What’s going on?

Reporter: Scary?

Witness: Yeah, I was nervous

The dirt pit was closed for more than an hour but it has since reopened.

ORIGINAL STORY (6/16/2021 10:22 am) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) tells WKRG News 5 deputies are responding to a shooting Wednesday morning on Friendship road.

The shooting happened on the end of Friendship Road near the dirt pit.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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