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APD investigating fatal shooting

Shooting stemmed from domestic violence incident

Atmore police officials announced today the department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on April 7 on Woods Road.

Chief Chuck Brooks said in a release that the shooting stemmed from a domestic violence incident yesterday.

“At approximately 2:12 p.m., Atmore police received a 911 call from a woman in response to shooting her boyfriend during a domestic violence incident,” Brooks said. “Atmore police, Escambia County sheriff’s deputies and ASAP emergency medical personnel responded to the residence.

“Law enforcement officers entered the home and found a male lying on the floor due to a single gun shot wound,” he said. “The male was pronounced deceased after life saving measures were exhausted by the EMS personnel.”

Brooks said the male was later identified as James Dennis Stanley II of Prichard.

Brooks said evidence collected at the home by investigators suggested a violent confrontation occurred shortly before the shooting occurred.

Brooks said no arrest has been made at this time, but the case is still under investigation by the APD.