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Sylacauga police secure Capital Murder warrants for 16-year old suspect in shooting death of Tamekia Fluker


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Police Department (SPD) has secured a two-count capital murder warrant following the tragic shooting death of Tamekia Fluker that occurred last Monday, Feb. 26.

The warrants, issued for charges of shooting from a vehicle and shooting into an occupied residence, are linked to the untimely demise of Fluker.

In a press release, Chief Kelley Johnson of the SPD stated, “The loss of Tamekia Fluker is a tragedy that has deeply affected our community. Our department has been working tirelessly to investigate this case, and we are pleased to announce that we have obtained warrants for two counts of capital murder in connection with her death. We will continue to work diligently to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.”

Authorities are seeking 16-year-old Jamir De’Jawn Russ, also known as “JD,” in connection with Fluker’s murder. Russ faces a two-count Capital Murder warrant.

The Sylacauga Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the case to step forward and assist with the investigation, emphasizing that even the smallest detail could be crucial.

For those willing to help, you can contact the SPD’s Investigations Division at (256) 401-2464 or report anonymously to the SPD’s tip line at (256) 249-4716. Central Alabama Crime Stoppers can also be contacted anonymously at (334) 215-STOP (7867) or via their mobile app at

All lines are available 24/7.

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