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Second local shooting in as many days claims another Sylacauga man’s life


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Shooting incidents resulting in death have occurred on back-to-back days in Sylacauga after another tragedy involving a Sylacauga man happened at the 400 block of Pine Grove Rd. last Thursday night, July 28.

According to a police report from the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), authorities were dispatched to the aforementioned location around 10:30 p.m.

They discovered 22-year old Azekiel Javon Borden unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another unidentified male subject, also 22 and from Sylacauga, was found nearby with a gunshot wound and transported to UAB Hospital for medical treatment.

An investigation into the crime is still being conducted and no further information was provided.

Anyone with any information in this case is asked to contact the TCSO’s Investigations Division at (256) 245-5121. An anonymous tip can also be left at or on the TCSO mobile app.

This tragedy proceeds the death of a 20-year old that was shot and killed the day after on Friday, July 29.

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