Fort Deposit shooting suspect captured in Montgomery

Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 7:56 AM CDT
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LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A suspect wanted for a quadruple shooting that killed one at a south Alabama cemetery has been taken into custody.

According to Fort Deposit police, Jerald Little, 40, was captured at the Econo Lodge in Montgomery early Thursday morning.

The fatal shooting happened 40 miles south of Montgomery at a cemetery in Fort Deposit. The service was for his step-uncle, James Gipson, who had died of cancer.

Authorities say Little had attended the funeral service at the municipal complex but was escorted out for being rude. Later, he showed up at the cemetery with loud music blaring just as mourners were about to lower their loved one’s casket into the ground. When asked to turn the music down, an exchange happened, and Little opened fire.

Little faces a minimum of four charges; one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Little’s sister said she had planned to email WSFA a response about her brother’s alleged involvement, but we have yet to hear back from her.

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