Alabama man accused of shooting two women, leaving their bodies inside apartment

Published 8:51 am Tuesday, October 4, 2022

An Alabama man has been arrested and charged with shooting two women to death inside their Hoover apartment.

Police have identified Daxton Elliot Keith, 21, of Alabaster as the suspect in a double homicide that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 1 at a residence in the 100 building at The Park at Hoover apartment complex.

Keith was taken into custody on the 9300 block of Highway 119 in Alabaster and is charged with two counts of capital murder with no bond.

He is currently being held in the Hoover City Jail but will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail on Monday, Oct. 3.

The victims in the case have been identified as Lauren Anne White, 39, of Hoover, and Blakeley Meachelle Nelson, 24, of Hoover. The pair were found shot to death inside an apartment.

Detectives determined that the suspect was an acquaintance of both victims.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Morris at 205-444-7615 or to offer a tip to Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.