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Homicide Investigation Government Street and South Warren Street

Jul 21st, 2022

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 6:43 p.m., Mobile Police officers responded to Government Street and South Warren Street in reference to one shot. Upon arrival, police officers discovered a 36-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the vehicle; the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.  

The name of the victim will be released upon notification of the next of kin. 

This is an active homicide investigation. Therefore, no additional details will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.  

If anyone has information about the case, please contact the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211, or leave an anonymous tip at


The victim has been identified as Tavoris Shearls, 36.


Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Nelva McNeil, 36, as a suspect.  On Sunday, July 24, 2022, he was arrested and charged with murder.

He was also charged with robbery first degree and domestic violence harassment in reference to a robbery incident at 2061 St. Stephens Road, Super Stop Convenience Store.