UPDATE (10:06 p.m. 1/28/21): Mobile Police say the man who was arrested after a police chase in the Navco area has been charged with homicide in the murder of 41-year-old April Ruggs on Farnell Lane Nov. 1, 2020.

Lashaun Lamar Pruitt

Below is a release from MPD:

Mobile, Ala. – On Sunday, November 1, 2020 at approximately 10:58 p.m., police responded to the 2600 block of Farnell Drive in reference to one shot. Upon arrival, a female victim was found inside her residence with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The victim was identified as 41-year-old April Ruggs. Ruggs later died as a result of her injuries. 

During the course of the investigation 19-year-old Lashaun Lamar Pruitt was developed as a suspect. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Pruitt was the driver. Pruitt led officers on a brief pursuit before attempting to flee on foot. Pruitt was taken into custody by Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies.  

Pruitt was arrested and charged with Murder, Discharging a Firearm Into a Dwelling, Discharging a Firearm Into an Unoccupied Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Attempting to Elude, No Pistol Permit, Trafficking in Stolen Identities and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 


UPDATE (5:49 p.m. 1/28/21): The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says one of two men arrested after a police chase in the Navco area is a suspect in two Mobile homicides this year.

Shuan Pruitt and Khalijah Clark were arrested after the pursuit on Navco Road and Morningside Drive. The driver, Pruitt, and passenger, Clark, were taken into custody without incident. The sheriff’s office says Pruitt is a suspect with two other homicides that occurred this year with Mobile Police Department.

Khalijah Clark

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of an incident on Greenlawn Drive in Mobile.

Deputies responded to the scene a little before 3 p.m. Thursday. A dark grey Mustang was crashed on the side of the road. A man was taken into custody.

WKRG News 5 is working to get more details.