Murder on Horner Street
By By Chuck Bodiford Circulation Manager
Saturday night proved to be a busy night for the Atmore Police Department due to a 911call received at approximately 8:12 p.m. The Atmore Police Department received and responded to a call originating from 500 East Horner Street. The call made reference to a person shot.
Upon arrival at the residence the police found homeowner Janet Gibson in the kitchen along with Jimmy D. Lindsey lying on the floor unresponsive. The weapon used to deliver a single gunshot wound to the victim's neck was a 22. Caliber rifle and was recovered also from the kitchen area. Lindsey of 113 Curtis Street was confirmed as Gibson's boyfriend. Also, the police confirmed that the couple has had a history of domestic violence.
The Atmore ambulance arrived on the scene and transported Lindsey to Atmore Community Hospital where Lindsey was pronounced dead on arrival.
The scene was secured and processed by investigators with the Atmore Police Department. The investigators determined that there were not any signs or evidence of forced entry into the residence. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Mobile will conduct an autopsy.
Gibson was transported to the Atmore Police Department and later charged with murder. Gibson was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center on Monday morning.