Friend speaks out after suspect arrested in Labor Day murder in Prichard

Mobile County

PRICHARD, Ala. (WKRG) — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly shooting on Labor Day.

Sherman Fritz, 28, was booked into Metro Jail Monday and charged with murder.

According to Prichard Police, Fritz shot the victim, 41-year-old Mario Robbins, several times on Irby Street. Robbins was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Robbin’s friend, Jessica Frankin says it’s been two months since she lost Mario. In that time, she still is having a hard time accepting what happened to him.

“He worked. He didn’t bother people,” Franklin said. “So the way he was taken away really is just hard to believe because he did not deserve it at all.”

Franklin says even though a suspect has been arrested and charged, that’s just not enough. She is now urging people to do more to prevent future violence.

“If you’re in a situation and you get angry, don’t just go get a gun,” Franklin said. “Guns empower people. When they have that gun by their side their willing to do things that they may regret.”

Police have not revealed a motive for the killing.

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