Benson Community Center
2700 Block of N. Central Avenue
Alexander City, Alabama
Alexander City Police Department
The Alexander City Police Department is currently investigating a Murder investigation that occurred at the Benson Community Center. Alexander City Investigators believe that the Murder stemmed from an incident that occurred earlier in the night where a fight broke out in the parking lot of the Community Center. Unknown individuals later returned with firearms and shot two people and multiple vehicles. Security was employed on the scene and broke the fight up prior to the shootings taking place. The police are currently investigating the charges of Murder, Assault 1st Degree, and multiple cases of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied/Unoccupied Vehicle.
On September 6, 2020, Alexander City Police responded to the Benson Community Center around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, an Officer heard gunshots and called for other officers to assist with traffic control. After searching the area, Officers found a 20-year-old male, from Dadeville, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The gunshot victim was transported to the Russell Medical Center by an ambulance where he later died due to his injuries.
While Alexander City Investigators were at Russell Medical Center gathering evidence on the initial shooting incident, they found that there was a second gunshot victim from the same incident. A 32-year-old male was identified and had gunshot wounds to the leg. It was later determined that the two incidents occurred in the same area. His injuries are non-life threatening.
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