Update: The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has taken another individual into custody in connection with the I-165 shooting, which resulted in the death of a teenager and injuries to a 9-year-old. Dayell Lavon Davis is now facing charges of Murder and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office suspects that the fatal shootout on Monday night along I-165 in Prichard had affiliations with a gang.
The incident resulted in the tragic death of a 16-year-old girl, identified by her family as Jayln Marie Lindsey, and left a 9-year-old boy injured.
While initial reports indicated Lindsey was 15 years old, her family has clarified with Channel3 NOW that she was, in fact, 16 years old.
Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch has verified that T’Marvin Jones, aged 18, the intended target in the deadly I-165 shootout on Monday, resulting in the death of his 15-year-old cousin and injury to his 9-year-old brother, has been apprehended and is now in custody at the Mobile County Metro Jail as of Tuesday night.
As per MCSO, two factions were engaging in gunfire on the interstate. Sheriff Paul Burch remarked, “This is just another example of someone firing indiscriminately into a car or a house.
These people who are committing these acts don’t care where those bullets go or who they hit.” Investigators suspect gang involvement because Lindsey and the 9-year-old were not the intended targets; instead, an 18-year-old in the car was.
The sheriff’s office has released images of the bullet-ridden Nissan Armada, where Lindsey lost her life, and the 9-year-old boy was wounded.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office temporarily shut down both northbound and southbound lanes of I-165 on Tuesday afternoon for a second time.
They were on the interstate, collecting casings, shattered glass, and projectiles to aid in the investigation of suspects from the other vehicle that fired at the Armada.
In the Armada, the front seat accommodated two women—the driver, who was the mother of the 18-year-old and the injured 9-year-old, and the mother of Lindsey, along with a 4-year-old, in the passenger seat.
The 18-year-old, the 9-year-old, and Lindsey were in the middle row, while a 4-year-old occupied the third row. The back of the vehicle was pierced by bullets, and Sheriff Burch emphasized, “It was only by the grace of God the 4-year-old was not hit by a bullet.”
According to Sheriff Burch, the 18-year-old from the Armada responded to shots fired from the other vehicle with his own handgun. It is currently unclear whether he or anyone else in the Armada will face charges, as the investigation is in its early stages.
Sheriff Paul Burch also mentioned that the 9-year-old who was shot had been a victim of a previous drive-by shooting last year. However, the child’s mother is uncooperative with law enforcement, prompting the involvement of the Department of Human Resources.
Sheriff Burch expressed surprise at the lack of cooperation, given the circumstances of a child being shot for the second time in a year.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.