Mobile PD looking for person of interest in first homicide of the year

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile police say they need the public’s help finding a person of interest in the city’s first homicide of 2020.

Police say Melvin Lee Thompson III is a person of interest in the deadly shooting that happened on Hercules Street on Monday, January 6.

Melvin Thompson III

If anyone knows Thompson’s whereabouts please contact police at (251)208-7211. You can remain anonymous.  

MPD on Tuesday identified the man killed on Hercules Street as 55-year-old Willie Marshal.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Hercules Street on January 6th. When police arrived, they found Marshal had been shot. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

The homicide was the first of the year in the City of Mobile.

Thompson is only a person of interest at this time.

FULL RELEASE FROM MPD:

MPD needs the public’s help locating Melvin Lee Thompson III. Thompson will be a person of interest in the homicide that occurred on Hercules Street. If anyone knows Thompson’s whereabouts please contact police at (251)208-7211. You can remain anonymous.  

On Monday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 7:17 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of  Hercules Street in reference to one shot. Upon arrival, a male victim was found shot. He was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injury. The investigation is ongoing.
Thompson is only a person of interest at this time.

Melvin Lee Thompson III, 40
HT: 6’02” WT: 215 Hair: black EYES: brown SCARS,TATTOOS,ETC: UNK

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