Man faces capital murder charges after 2 killed in Dallas County

Man faces capital murder charges after 2 killed in Dallas County
One of the victims was found burned inside this car. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
One of the victims was found burned inside this car. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

DALLAS CO., AL (WSFA) - 48 hours after a man allegedly shot and killed two people in Dallas County, investigators made an arrest.

A 29-year-old is facing capital murder charges after he allegedly gunned down two men in the Sardis community Saturday morning.

"Oh.. that's terrible. I don't see how people could do that," said Sardis resident Ethel Moore.

According to Dallas County Sheriff Cpt. Mike Granthum, Christopher Gordon is charged with two counts of capital murder for the shooting deaths of Antonio Green, 31 and Corey Terill Hardy, 40.

"This isn't the first time they met at that spot, not the first time they had acquaintances with each other," Granthum said.

Moore shudders at the thought of what happened one mile from her home Saturday morning. Two men shot dead.. their car set on fire  in broad daylight in the middle of nowhere.

"I just want to stop and look at what happened. Like I said, such a senseless thing," she said.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Dallas County Roads 7 and County Road 445.

A couple of hunters who witnessed the shooting were able to give authorities a description of Gordon's vehicle which led authorities to his home in Lowndes County.

Granthum says Gordon confessed to the murders, claiming the three were often partners in small-time drug transactions. On Saturday the drug deal went sour and that's what led to the shooting.

"We do believe drugs were involved. We do believe it was drug deal gone awry. He admitted his involvement. He knew details about the crime scene that only he would know," said Granthum.

"You could tell it was bothering him.. consciously," said Granthum.

"Of course, we only have one side of the story. The other people aren't here to tell their side of the story," Granthum said.

Back at the scene at the intersection of Dallas County Roads 7 and 445, Moore had troubling accepting the reality of it all.

"Too close for my comfort," she said.

If he is convicted on the capital murder charges, Gordon will be eligible for either life in prison or the death penalty. Gordon will have his first court appearance Wednesday morning at the Dallas County Courthouse.

Gordon was taken to the Dallas County Jail under an unknown bond amount.

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