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Atmore men charged in fatal party shooting

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported today that two local men have been arrested in connection with the May 18 shooting that disrupted a private party and left a young Atmore man dead.

Charged with one count of murder each are 21-year-old Michael Lashan Weaver Jr. and 22-year-old Michael Bernard Pettway. Both suspects are from Atmore.

Crishawn Jermaine Westry was killed in the hail of bullets that were fired inside the cafeteria of the old middle school on Martin Luther King Drive. Eight others were injured.

For more on the arrests, see this week’s Atmore News.