Alabama city investigating 10th murder of year

Published 6:27 am Friday, June 11, 2021

The Selma Police Department is investigating the city’s 10th murder of the year.

Taquon Darrell Fikes, 26, was killed Wednesday night on Philpot Avenue, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Family and friends paid tribute to Fikes on Social Media, sharing their memories.

Shatonia Craig, Fikes’ sister, said, ‘He had such a big heart and everyone knew it. You will forever live through us.”

Fikes attended Selma High School and Wallace Community College-Selma, according to his Facebook Page.

The murder count matches last year’s total, including nine homicides. The incident remains under investigation by the SPD.