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MPD Offers $5,000 Reward for Arrest and Conviction of Killers


In support of Operation City H.E.A.T. (Heightened Enforcement and Apprehension Tactics), the Mobile Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers of 12 recent murder victims. 

Mobile Police Chief James Barber explained that the most recent in a series of unsolved homicide cases that has shocked our community was the murder of De’Launa Powell Anderson on October 18, 2016 at approximately 4:12 a.m. 

Ms. Anderson was a young mother on her way to a training class at her work. 

“De’Launa began her day like many of us,” Chief Barber said. “She got up, got ready, got dressed, kissed her 5-year-old daughter goodbye, got into her car and began driving to work at Ingalls.” 

She was shot multiple times from outside the driver’s door when she stopped at a stop sign on the I-10 W Service Road at Duval Street. De’Launa was able to flee the scene and merge onto I-10 West where she succumbed to her gunshot wounds and wrecked at Michigan Avenue.  

“This young lady could have been anyone’s daughter, mother, or wife. It appears that anyone that drove up to that stop sign at 4:12 a.m. that morning could have been the victim of a violent gun crime.” 

Citizens can participate in an additional reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ms. Anderson’s killer. Representative Napoleon Bracy, Jr. of the Mobile Legislative Delegation Office has started a GoFundMe page to raise the additional money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer(s) of De’Launa Powell Anderson. 

To report information about an unsolved homicide, call 251-208-7211 or Crime Stoppers 251-208-7000, text TIP573, or visit MPD COBRA Intelligence Facebook page. 

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 in the area of Peach Street at Persimmon Street 
Victim: Thaddeus Knight 
Synopsis: On Saturday, May 7, 2016, at approximately 1:55 a.m. officers responded to the area of Peach Street at Persimmon Street for a report of one shot. Officers located 30-year-old Thaddeus Knight deceased on the side of the roadway. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the Knight dead on the scene. 

6). 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. 

7). 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. 

8). 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. 

9). 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. 

10). 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. 

11). 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. 

12). Homicide in the area of Broad St at I-10 Service Road 
Victim: De’Launa Powell Anderson 
Synopsis: On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 4:12 a.m. officers responded to the area of Broad Street at I-10 Service Road for a report of a single vehicle wreck. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a 24-year-old female victim shot to death. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.



For inquiries contact MPD Public Affairs Office

Contact Phone #: 251-208-1926 Contact Email: charlette.solis@cityofmobile.org or donald.wallace@cityofmobile.org

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