Police say early signs point to self-defense in Citronelle party shooting, names released

Mobile County

UPDATE 12:13 P.M. 10/12- Citronelle Police tell WKRG News 5 the early signs in the investigation into the shooting at a party on Saturday night show possible self-defense.

Police also released the names of those involved. Marvin Buckley, 34, was the victim of the shooting. 18 year-old Gabriel Johnson was the other person involved in the incident. No charges have been made at this time. Chief Norris says “the incident is still under investigation and will be presented to the Mobile County grand jury for consideration. Everyone is cooperative in this investigation and it’s developing as expected.”

CITRONELLE, Ala. (WKRG) — Citronelle PD confirm one person was fatally shot at a party on Paul’s Lane on Saturday night.

Citronelle Police Chief, Tyler Norris, says they got the call that a fight with a gun had broken out at a party on Paul Drive around 9:50 p.m. Saturday evening. Police say it started as a verbal confrontation between two individuals, who were intoxicated.

The fight according to police quickly turned physical where a knife and shotgun were used. Of the two individuals involved, one used the said shotgun to shoot the other, ultimately causing their death. There was another injury to an innocent bystander trying to break up the fight. That person was shot in the hand and treated at USA Medical Center.

The person who did the fatal shooting is currently being questioned but there have been no charges made as of yet.

Police say they are in the early stages of the investigation and are still questioning individuals who were at the party. They expect to be able to release identities sometime tomorrow.


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