Man charged in fatal shooting, standoff at Tuskegee apartments

The Macon County sheriff talked about the standoff in Tuskegee following a fatal shooting.
Published: May. 10, 2023 at 10:29 AM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2023 at 11:08 PM CDT
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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is facing charges following a shooting and standoff with police in Tuskegee Wednesday

According to the criminal complaint, first responders were called to Lakeshore Apartments on Highway 80 after getting a report that a man was shot by his neighbor. Responding officers found James Earl Daniel dead with several gunshot wounds.

The suspect was later identified as Daniel’s neighbor, Stanley Dixon Jr.

Authorities said Dixon, 50, shot Daniel and went to the next apartment building over. The woman inside said the front door was open and that she heard the shots. She said she was sitting in the living room and Dixon allegedly walked to her doorway and fired several shots inside. The woman said she laid on the floor when a bullet grazed her wrist.

According to the complaint, two other neighbors went out on their porches and spoke to Dixon, who was walking to his apartment, remarking how he just shot someone. They said Dixon then fired several shots at them.

Police say after the shootings, Dixon barricaded himself inside of his apartment.

Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said he knew Dixon had a mental illness and tried to de-escalate the standoff.

“I asked him to step out. He stepped a foot out, and then I continued to talk to him and move closer and got him confident enough to talk to me,” Brunson said

Brunson said Dixon came out of his apartment without incident and surrendered after 10 minutes of de-escalation.

The court filing shows Dixon is charged with one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of discharging a firearm at an occupied building.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency SWA, and ALEA State Bureau of Investigation responded to assist with the standoff negotiations.

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