Atmore man arrested, charged with reckless murder

Published 10:58 am Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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An Atmore man was arrested and charged with reckless murder on Feb. 27, according to officials.


Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Shawn Rounsavall, 51, was arrested after the Atmore Police Department was contacted by Atmore Community Hospital in reference to a 2-year-old child that was transported to the hospital by the father (Rounsavall), after being allegedly left unattended in a vehicle for several hours.

McMann said the child was pronounced deceased by medical staff a short time later.

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“Atmore police officers responded to the hospital and discovered the child was supposed to be dropped off at a local daycare during the morning hours,” McMann said. “Officers learned the father went to the daycare that afternoon to pick the child up. The father was told the child was never dropped off that morning. The father then discovered the child in the backseat of the vehicle and rushed to the hospital.”

Rounsavall was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.