Press Release

Mobile Police Investigate an Officer Involved Shooting

September 06, 2013

On September 6, 2013, 4:30 a.m. Mobile Police responded to the 700 block of Bonneville Drive for a report of a prowler. Upon their arrival, officers discovered 37 year-old Ray Anson Mitchell in the yard of a residence. Mitchell engaged the officers in a physical confrontation and one of the officers tased him with the taser having no effect. During the continued physical altercation Mitchell was able to obtain a taser from the officer and tased one officer. When Mitchell attempted to tase a second officer, the officers then fired shots striking Mitchell and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Internal Affairs and Homicide Detectives will continue the investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, please call the Mobile Police Department at 208-7211.

Corporal Christopher Levy
Public Information Office
Office: 208-1926
Fax: 208-1758

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