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Tuesday afternoon shooting in Alpine leaves one dead


ALPINE, Ala. – The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened in Alpine on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Talladega County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Jones, deputies got a call from a customer at the 4 Way Grocery and Auto Parts store on Plant Road between Talladega and Childersburg at approximately 2 p.m. regarding an unconscious and unresponsive male behind the counter. Deputies prompted the customer to call 911.

Deputies responding to the call and found 73-year-old Willam Gerry Taylor, who suffered from an apparent gunshot wound.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene by Talladega County Coroner Shaddix Murphy. Taylor’s body will be transported to Montgomery for an autopsy at the state Department of Forensic Sciences.

There were no signs of attempted robbery and investigators are working diligently to uncover the motive behind this crime.

This is an ongoing investigation. will update as more information becomes available.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office investigative division at 256-761-2141 or leave an anonymous tip by clicking here or on the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office mobile app.

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