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Selma police searching for leads in unsolved homicide

(Source: Sanders Family) (Source: Sanders Family)
SELMA, AL (WSFA) -

The Selma Police Department is asking the public for information in connection to an unsolved homicide.

On May 5 at 5:30 a.m., someone shot and killed Charlie Sanders, 62, as he was leaving his home on Tremont Street for work a few miles away.

It's now been three months and Selma police investigators are stumped, saying they haven't had any luck in making an arrest.

"We would like to bring this family closure," said Cpt. Johnny King.

Robbery appears to have been the motive.

"I think he was a victim of circumstance. He may have been scoping him out and maybe a possibility he knew he carried money," King said.

Sanders was a native of Selma and close to retiring from American Apparel. He was also a month from celebrating his 63rd birthday.

Fellow workers say Sanders was loved and respected, a leader with more than 20 years on the job.

"He was a deacon in his church and faithful to his job," King said.

Of the five homicides this year in Selma, the Charlie Sanders case is the only one that hasn't been solved.

"I am somewhat surprised, but we know someone out there has information," King said.

The city is offering a $3,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Sanders. 

If you have information that could help police, call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP or the Selma Police Department's Secret Witness Line at 334-874-2190.

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