Alabama officer charged with murder in ‘love triangle gone wrong’ case

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, April 15, 2020

An Alabama police detective fatally shot a woman as part of a “love triangle” dispute with a colleague, authorities said.

Birmingham police Detective Alfreda Fluker, 39, was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the Friday killing of Kanisha Nicole Fuller, news outlets reported.

Fluker was also charged with the attempted murder of Detective Mario Theodore White, her coworker on the Birmingham Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team.

Officers responding to a reported shooting at a Birmingham park found Fuller, 43, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was hospitalized and later pronounced dead.

Fuller was found inside an unmarked Birmingham police vehicle that was assigned to White, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said. White was there too, but he wasn’t wounded. There is no indication White called 911 following the shooting, authorities said.

Investigators determined Fluker was the shooter and she was arrested Saturday morning. It’s unclear whether Fluker had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

Fluker has been with the department for about 15 years. White is on leave pending the investigation. Additional details regarding the shooting weren’t immediately released.

Smith said he didn’t know the exact relationship between White, Fluker and Fuller but said both women at one point were in a relationship with White.

“It’s something that’s been going on for a little while,” he said, “but without our knowledge.”