Alabama man kills his mother at her birthday party along with neighbor during argument over loud music, police say
Published 10:44 pm Saturday, August 7, 2021
An Alabama man is charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his mother and a neighbor after a dispute over loud music at the mother’s birthday party in July.
WRBL-TV reports that Leon Cannon was arrested Friday following the shootings July 24 in Macon County
Cannon’s mother, Paula Dumas, was having a birthday party, investigators said, when neighbor Clifford Henderson came over complaining about the music’s volume.
In an ensuing confrontation, Cannon fired a gun, hitting Dumas and Henderson. Dumas died at a hospital, while Henderson died at the house.
Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson wouldn’t say if Cannon shot his mother by accident or if Henderson had a gun.
Cannon was arrested Friday in Opelika and taken to jail in Tuskegee. Officers also searched his house.
It’s unclear if Cannon has a lawyer representing him or whether bail has been set.