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Homicide Investigation on the 1000 block of Orchard Drive

Apr 11th, 2023

On Monday, April 10, 2023, at approximately 6:28 p.m., officers responded to a shooting incident that occurred on the 1000 block of Orchard Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, the officers discovered Darrell Brown, a 34-year-old male victim who had sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound. Brown was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and later succumbed to his injuries.

This is an active homicide investigation; therefore, no further details will be released to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211.  Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted by texting 844-251-0644 or visiting



During the course of the investigation, James Tanksley was identified as the subject involved in the homicide case that took place on the 1000 block of Orchard Drive. On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Tanksley was apprehended in Moss Point, Mississippi. Subsequently, on Friday, May 12, 2023, he was extradited to Mobile, where he was booked into Metro Jail and charged with murder.