Two jailed in deadly Friday night shooting in Greenville

Published 9:15 pm Monday, June 15, 2020

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A shooting Friday night at a Greenville apartment complex has left one man dead and two behind bars.

Greenville Police Department Chief Justin Lovvorn said officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of an apartment complex on Perdue Place in Greenville late Friday night. The Greenville Fire Department responded at 10:24 p.m. and officers with the Greenville Police Department secured the scene as paramedics worked to treat the victim, later identified at Ty’Darrion McMeans of Millbrook. GFD paramedics rushed him to the Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama less than 10 minutes later. McMeans was pronounced dead at the RMCCA a short time later.

“When officers arrived they observed one subject laying in the parking lot who appeared to have a gunshot wound,” Lovvorn said. “Paramedics began to treat the gunshot victim on the scene and then transported him to Greenville’s Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama. He was pronounced deceased a short time later in the hospital.”

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Lovvorn said investigators responded to the scene and collected evidence and worked to locate witnesses. The investigation work led to two arrests Sunday. Greenville Police arrested Davion Parker, 17, and Alonzo Gipson, 21, both of Greenville and charged them with murder and robbery first degree.

“One subject who was present during the shooting was located at the hospital in Greenville as they were treated for superficial scratches on their neck,” Lovvorn said. “The subject was released from the hospital and taken to the police department for an interview. Officers also located other witnesses who gave statements to them. Witnessed said it appeared to be a drug deal that turned bad.”

According to Lovvorn, investigators obtained search warrants and seized items of evidence from two vehicles.

“Investigators discovered items in one vehicle that also led them to believe that this event had something to do with illegal drugs,” Lovvorn said.

Lovvorn said officers from the investigations, patrol and narcotics divisions worked around the clock for several days to process evidence and develop leads that resulted in the arrests of Parker and Gipson.

“Their hard work resulted in these two arrests,” Lovvorn said. “The investigations division is still looking for one person of interest in this case. They know his identity and expect to locate him shortly.”

Lovvorn encouraged anyone with information about the case to contact investigators at (334) 382-7461.

“We appreciate the public’s assistance in cases like this to help get dangerous individuals off the streets before any other innocent people can be hurt,” Lovvorn concluded.