One Dead in Shooting

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

The Sumter County Sheriff's Department and Alabama Bureau of Investigation are investigating a death in the Morning Star community of Cuba, Ala.

Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter said authorities responded after a 9-1-1 call at 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

"We found a male laying outside (a) trailer here. Appeared to be a gunshot," Hatter said.

The victim was identified as Jessie Altman, 34, of Ward, Ala., but authorities would release very little else concerning the shooting.

Community members said they were shocked that something like this could happen in their community.

Altman's body was been sent to Tuscaloosa for an autopsy.


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