Weekend Altercation Leads to Death

Weekend Altercation Leads to Death

Marla Jones, Managing Editor

marla@ southerntorch.com

FORT PAYNE, Ala.--A man was found dead in Fort Payne on Sunday after a shooting incident in the 1000 block of Gault Avenue North. 

Fort Payne Police identified the man as Randell Jerome Meyers, 44, of Mount Vernon.

Fort Payne Police Chief David Davis confirmed that at approximately 9:30 am on Sunday, the Fort Payne Police responded to an altercation involving shots fired. 

Upon arrival on the scene, Fort Payne Police Officers and Fort Payne Fire Medics found one male deceased. Chief Davis stated that there is currently an investigation being conducted by the Fort Payne Detective Division, Dekalb District Attorney’s Office, and Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics.

According to Davis, the incident appeared to be isolated with no threat to the public. A person involved in the altercation is being interviewed by detectives with the Fort Payne Police Department. At this time no arrest has been made. Once the investigation is complete the results will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office.

At press time, the name of the shooter has not been released due to a pending investigation. 

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