UPDATE (3:53 p.m.): Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a statement about the shooting that killed 11-year-old Lequinten Morrissette.
“Every Mobilian deserves to feel safe in their own home, especially our children. Anything else is something we will not accept in the City of Mobile. Our hearts and prayers are with the family and friends of the 11-year-old child killed yesterday as they continue grieving this tragic and senseless loss. Though nothing can repair their broken hearts, the Mobile Police Department is aggressively investigating to hold accountable those responsible for this tragedy. Please continue to pray against the violence in our community.”Statemtent from Mayor Sandy Stimpson
UPDATE (2:48 p.m.): Lieutenant Stanley Ladnier with the Mobile Police Department released more information about the shooting, including the 11-year-old’s name.
Ladnier confirmed that Cameron Walker was taken into custody Monday night after investigators received tips about the shooting.
Walker was taken in after investigators had enough evidence to charge him with felony murder for the death of Lequinten Morrissette, 11. Walker, who is from Montgomery, was taken into custody within the Mobile city limits. Ladnier could not specify where he was found.
If you have any information about the shooting, Mobile Police are urging those to contact them at 251-208-1700.
Cameron Walker is charged with murder and three counts of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle, according to a news release from the Mobile Police Department.
Mobile Police were called to R.V. Taylor Plaza after an 11-year-old boy was shot inside his home. Mobile Police confirmed that the 11-year-old later died from his injuries.
Investigators were seen setting up crime scene tape around the home at about 8 p.m. Bullets holes also riddled three vehicles, which were seen parked off Duval Street near South Ann Street.
Walker will be booked into Mobile Metro jail Tuesday, May 31, at about 2:30 p.m.