Alabama motel owner shot, killed; police say one suspect in custody

Published 12:07 pm Thursday, February 8, 2024

An Alabama motel owner was shot and killed Thursday morning, police said. The incident temporarily caused a nearby school to go into lockdown.

Investigators said a suspect is in custody.

Police said the owner of the Hillcrest Motel, located on North Jackson Highway, was shot and killed.

Police said a single suspect was arrested.

Sheffield City Schools said they temporarily went on lockdown, although school officials said the school was never in danger.

Additional details were not released.

Police say more details will be released later.