Press Release

Mobile Police Make Arrest in Homicide at Pointer and Setter Roads

May 12, 2014

On May 11, 2014, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Mobile Police responded to the intersection of Pointer and Setter Roads for a report of one shot in a vehicle. Upon arrival, police discovered 20 year-old Zachary Scott Alston with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

Investigation revealed 21 year-old Arlando Nichols intentionally shot and killed Alston. Nichols was tracked to the Atlanta area where the U.S. Marshals were able to take him into custody without further incident.

Mobile Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with information should contact Mobile Police Intel at (251) 208-7000 or text to CRIMES (274637) and include the keyword CRIME 411.


Ashley H. Rains
Public Information Office
(251) 208-1918

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