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Fatal Shooting Incidents at Burdette Drive and Marengo Drive

Jul 30th, 2023

On Sunday, July 30, 2023, at approximately 12:52 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Burdette Drive in reference to a shooting involving a domestic altercation.  Upon arrival, officers found a 31-year-old female with multiple gunshot wounds.  She was transported to the hospital and later died due to her injuries.

While investigating the initial scene, the officers received another call about shots fired at the 1000 block of Marengo Drive.  There, they found a deceased 30-year-old male who appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Preliminary findings indicate that the female victim was shot during a verbal altercation with the male. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are gathering more information about the incident.

The names of the deceased will be released pending notification of next of kin.  

If anyone has information about the case, please contact the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211.

***Update - Identity Disclosures***

The female victim has been identified as Lakeva Dees, 31.

In connection with the initial incident, the deceased male discovered on Marengo Drive has been identified as Demetrius Jones, 30.  Preliminary investigations indicate that Demetrius Jones died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.