Police arrest man in Atmore murder

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(UPDATE 9/30/19) UNEDITED PRESS RELEASE:

The Atmore Police Department has made an arrest in the September 24, 2019, shooting death of Roderick Lynn Watkins of 76 Jimbos Road, Atmore, AL. On Monday, September 30, 2019, Investigators with the Atmore Police Department arrested Anthony Jerome English, 23 years of age, from Atmore, and charged him with Murder. English was arrested in Monroeville, AL.

(UPDATE – 8:20 a.m.) — Police have identified the victim as Roderick Watkins, Junior. Officers responded to the scene around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found Watkins dead outside of his car. Police believe the suspect was waiting for him to come home from work.

Police have identified a person of interest they are actively looking for. They have not released information on a possible motive.

ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) — One person is dead in Atmore and an investigation is underway. According to our radio partner WGYJ 93.5 FM, police were called to a home on Jimbos Road for a call of shots fired. One person was found dead.

This is a developing story and we’ll have updates as they become available.

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