UPDATE: Victim identified in early morning homicide in Mobile County

Mobile County

UPDATE: 6:23 PM: The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed this morning in Grand Bay as 53-year-old Clinton Maxwell Phillips.

UPDATE: 8:30 AM 36-year-old Erik Perez was booked into Mobile Metro Jail at about 7:30 this morning. He is charged with murder and burglary. Jail records indicate this is the first time he’s been booked into jail in Mobile County.

Erik Perez

UPDATE 7:15 AM: Perez is now in custody. Officials say Perez broke into a home at about 3 am. They say he beat a man to death with a hatchet and shovel. The suspect was on run for about 3 and a half hours. He was found a half a mile half away at Oyler and Jeff Hamilton Roads and surrendered to deputies.

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — At least one person is dead after a homicide is reported 11150 Jeff Hamilton Road early Saturday morning. Deputies with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office have identified a suspect. His name is Erik Perez. Deputies are searching for him.

“We believe PEREZ to be armed and dangerous. All living in surrounding areas should keep doors locked and report any suspicious person,” said an MCSO spokesperson.

Erik Perez

This is a breaking story and we will update it as we get more information.

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