UPDATE: Suspect in deadly downtown Mobile shooting taken into custody

Mobile County

UPDATE (11:30 pm) – Anthony Orr escorted to Mobile Metro jail.

UPDATE: (9:50 p.m.) — 49-year-old Anthony Orr has just been taken into custody by Mobile Police.

UPDATE (8:18 p.m.) — Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said other people knew there was a threat to kill the man before the shooting tonight. City of Mobile Public Safety Director James Barber said Orr made a threat yesterday to kill the deceased man and attempted to access weapons yesterday.

“There was enough information to be conveyed that this was an actual, valid threat. He was intending to carry out this threat,” Barber said.

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said Orr threatened the female earlier while she was riding on a parade float. Battiste said Orr was divorced from the female victim, and she was dating the deceased man.

City officials urge the public to say something if you see something.

“Other people knew there was a threat to kill the deceased… If you know someone has been threatened, you’ve got to tell us if you want us to do something about it,” Stimpson said.

Stimpson stressed to the public that downtown is safe for parade-goers despite the domestic-related shooting tonight.

“There’s a heightened awareness on our part,” Stimpson said. “Public safety is not just up to the police, it’s up to the community as well.”

Orr is considered armed and dangerous. If you know his whereabouts, call (251) 208-7211.

UPDATE (7:43 p.m.) — Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson plans to makes comments on the deadly domestic-related shooting that happened at St. Anthony and Warren streets at about 8:15 p.m.

UPDATE (7:08 p.m.) — Police say they are looking for Anthony Orr, in connection to the shooting. According to jail records, Orr has been arrested for domestic violence in the past.

Mobile Police need the public’s help finding him. If you know anything about Orr’s whereabouts, call (251) 208-7211.

Anthony Orr

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — One person was shot and killed near downtown Mobile, according to police.

The shooting happened near the intersection of St. Anthony and Warren around 6:10 p.m.

Police say this is domestic-related. One adult male victim was shot and has died from his injury and one other victim was also shot and has been transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

This is a breaking story, we have a crew headed to the scene and will update you as soon as we have more information.


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