Shooting in Atmore

Three arrested in Wednesday shooting on Patterson Street (Updated)
   Three arrested in Wednesday shooting on Patterson Street   City police have charged an Atmore man with last week’s shooting of another Atmore man on Patterson Street, and two other Atmore men were arrested for trying to help hide the weapon that was believed to have been used in the shooting. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Gregory Ballard, 51, is believed to be the person who fired “several…
Couple shot – Man dies, woman critical
An Atmore man was killed and his female companion was critically wounded early Monday when a gun-wielding bandit forced his way into the man’s Broad Street home and opened fire on the two as they lay in bed. The home invasion took place around 3 a.m. when, according to police, the unknown intruder apparently kicked in the front door to the home, raced to the bedroom and began demanding money.…
Bike rider gunned down – No known motive, no arrest made
A Wilcox County man, apparently minding his own business, was killed in a brief hail of gunfire as he pedaled his bicycle along Ann Street in Atmore last Thursday night (August 3). According to a press release issued by Police Chief Chuck Brooks, 31-year-old Shawn Oneil Quarles of Camden succumbed to his wounds not long after he was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital. Witnesses told police that Quarles,…
Man dead, woman critical after home invasion
Atmore police are investigating the second homicide within the city over the past five days after an early morning (Monday, August 7) home invasion left a Broad Street resident dead and his wife or female partner in critical condition. Police have still not released the identities and relationships of the shooting victims, but Chief Chuck Brooks said he would provide the names and some of the details later today. Police…
Two shot at Broad Street residence in Atmore
Details remained sketchy at 4 a.m. Monday (Aug. 7) but two people were reportedly shot inside a Broad Street residence about an hour earlier. Flashing blue and red lights continued to cut the early morning air as Atmore police and firefighters remained at the 170 Broad Street shooting scene. Yellow tape was stretched across the street at each end of the block on which the crime was apparently committed. Lt.…