The Mobile Police Department has given a $5,000 reward to the anonymous tipster who provided information to help solve the homicide case of De’Launa Anderson. That information led to the arrest of her killers.
With the reported tip, police were able to connect 18-year-old Antonio Lang and 16-year-old Iseral Hall to the shooting death of Anderson. On Dec. 1, 2016, police located Lang at Metro Jail where he was being held on a robbery charge. After questioning, Lang was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Hall was arrested and charged with felony murder.
“This senseless murder of a young mother who was traveling to work is a direct attack on the safety of our entire community,” said Mobile Chief of Police James Barber. “De’Launa was doing everything right to earn a living and raise her 5-year-old daughter.”
On Oct. 18, 2016, Anderson was shot multiple times from outside her driver-side door at a stop sign on the I-10 West Service Road at Duval Street. She was able to flee the scene and merge onto I-10 West, but she succumbed to her gunshot wounds and wrecked at Michigan Avenue.
“I am thankful for the cooperation received from the community in solving this murder, and the tireless efforts of the MPD Homicide Unit,” Barber said. “Let this case serve as an example that the MPD will not rest until it has brought to justice those who choose to harm others in our community.”
There remain 10 additional unsolved homicide cases for 2016 that the MPD needs the community’s help in solving. Individuals who come forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the other killers are also eligible for a $5,000 reward. All rewards are paid without compromising a tipster’s anonymity.
To report information, call 251-208-7211, Crime Stoppers 251-208-7000, or text TIP573.
Unsolved Homicide Cases for 2016
1). Homicide on 1400 Block of Clover Leaf Circle North
Victim: Angelo Quinnie
Synopsis: On Friday, January 8, 2016 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers responded to the 1400 block of Clover Leaf Circle North for a report of a person down. Officers located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from a stab wound. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim dead on the scene.
2). Homicide on 1900 Block of Canal Street
Victim: William Blevins
Synopsis: On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 12:45 a.m. officers responded to a report of one shot on the 1900 block of Canal Street. Upon arrival they found a deceased 48-year-old male in the front yard beside the open driver door of a sport utility vehicle. The body was transported for autopsy.
3). Homicide in the area of Butler Street and Warsaw Avenue
Victim: Corenzo Rogers
Synopsis: On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers responded to the area of Butler Street at Warsaw Avenue for a report of one shot. Officers located the 18-year-old male victim in a vacant lot. Mobile-Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.
4). Homicide at Warren Inn
Victim: Darius Mose
Synopsis: On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at approximately 10:51 p.m. officers responded to Warren Inn located at 6501 Airport Blvd for a report of shots fired. While en route, they received additional calls reporting a male was down at the location. Officers located the 21-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.
5). Homicide on Government Street at Jackson Street
Victim: Lonnie Rayford
Synopsis: On Thursday, June 2, 2016, at approximately 10:20 p.m. officers responded to the area of Government Street at Jackson Street for a report of one shot. Officers located Lonnie Rayford, 48, in the backseat of the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim dead on the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed Rayford got into a verbal argument with a small group of unknown females in the area of Board Street at Springhill Avenue. One of the females, armed with a handgun, shot and killed Rayford.
6). Homicide on 200 Block of Mt Island Drive West
Victim: Kerry Muzzey
Synopsis: On Friday, July 2, 2016, at approximately 10:33 a.m. officer responded to the 200 block of Mt. Island Drive West for a report of a male down inside a residence. Officers located the victim, 70-year-old Kerry Muzzey, deceased inside the residence.
7). Homicide at Baumhauer Park
Victim: Justin Sanders
Synopsis: On Monday, October 10, 2016, at approximately 7:05 a.m. officers responded to Baumhauer Park located at 1909 Duval Street for a report of a male subject down at the park. Officers located the 33-year-old male subject near the dugout area. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.
8). Homicide on 1800 Block of St. Stephens Road
Victim: William Hall
Synopsis: On Friday, October 14, 2016 at approximately 8:03 p.m. officers responded to the 1800 block of St. Stephens Road for a report of one shot. Officers located the 62-year-old male victim lying on the side of the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was later succumbed to his injuries.
9). Homicide at 8th and Lincoln Blvd
Victim: Gary McCovery
Synopsis: On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at approximately 7:29 p.m. officers responded and found the 35-year-old victim lying on 8th Street as the result of gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
10). Homicide at Intersection of Airport Blvd at I-65
Victim: Keith Washington
Synopsis: On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11:23 p.m. officers responded to the area of Airport Blvd at I-65 for a report of one shot. Officers located the 32-year-old male victim lying on the side of the road suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.