Shooting in Crossroads community in Baldwin County turns deadly, leads to murder charge

Baldwin County


UPDATE: UNEDITED PRESS RELEASE :

The victim in the Crossroads shooting is identified as Chase Childress (30) of Bay Minette. Mr. Childress succumbed to his injuries and passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

The charges on suspect Christopher Atchison will be upgraded to murder.

Investigators will continue to work the case and present their findings to the Baldwin County District Attorneys Office.

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (January 25, 9:23 pm) — Captain Clint Cadenhead with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office sent us the following update Monday night.

Around 4:00 this afternoon, Deputies responded to the area of Whippoorwill Ln. and Hwy 225 in the Crossroads Community near Bay Minette.

Deputies located a male that had been shot. Deputies provided life-saving measures until medical units arrived. The victim was transported to the Malbis ER and then to a hospital in Pensacola. The victim is in critical condition.

Deputies conducted interviews and ultimately charged Christopher Atchison (31) of Bay Minette with Assault first degree and Attempted murder. Atchison is being transported to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Correction Center.

UPDATE (January 25, 6:57 pm) — BCSO told WKRG News 5 the shooting happened around 4 pm on Whiporwhill Lane.

BCSO says the suspect and victim are both in their late 20s. The altercation reportedly took place in the parking lot of an abandoned building. Both the suspect and the victim have owned property behind the building on Whiporwhill Lane.

An ongoing dispute led to the shooting. BCSO says a coworker witnessed the shooting and is being interviewed by investigators. Name are not being released right now.

The suspect stayed on the scene and rendered aid to the victim until deputies arrived.

The victim was initially transported to the Malbis ER. BCSO says he’s now been taken to Sacred Heart in Pensacola. His condition is unknown.

ORIGINAL STORY (January 25, 5:18 pm) — One person has been shot in the torso area near Whippoorwill Lane and Highway 225 near Bay Minette, according to investigators with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim has been taken to the hospital.

Law enforcement has a suspect in custody, and there is “no public safety threat at this time,” according to deputies.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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