UPDATE: Person of interest in Prichard homicide turns himself in to police

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UPDATE (7/9/21) — Christopher Skipwith turned himself into Prichard Police Department on July 9 after being sought as a person of interest.  After interviewing Skipwith, the information obtained was turned over to the District Attorney’s office to be presented to the Grand Jury. Skipwith is no longer wanted for questioning.


PRICHARD, Ala. (WKRG) — Prichard Police are looking for a person of interest in connection to a homicide that happened at the Gulf Village community Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office crime map, the homicide was reported at 2:49 p.m. on North Fairport Dr. in the Gulf Village Housing Complex. Minutes earlier there were three 911 calls reporting shootings in the same public housing complex. Two shootings were reported on the same street, North Fairport Dr., at 2:42 p.m. and 2:46 p.m. The third shooting was reported less than a quarter-mile away on Circle Drive at 2:44 p.m.

Prichard Police say when officers arrived on the scene at the 600 block of North Fairport Drive, they found Carl Anthony Reed, 17, had been shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Police say they found a second victim at the 200 block of Circle Drive. That person was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police confirm these two victims were a part of the same incident.

Prichard Police are now looking for Christopher Antonio Skipwith, who has been identified as a person of interest.

Any information please contact Prichard Police Department at 251-452-2211

Early Wednesday morning, Prichard police confirm a man was shot in his leg on South Garrison Avenue. That shooting was reported at 12:37 a.m.

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