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first_imgREAD MORE:The Latest: Officer-Involved Shooting in Aliceville: July 19, 2019UPDATE: A man accused of getting into a shootout with police in Aliceville is now facing two capital murder charges.Fred Sommerville, 47, was arrested in Pickens County Friday after getting involved in a shootout with police. A body, now identified as 39-year-old LaKresha Sommerville, was found in the front seat of the stolen Volkswagen Jetta Fred Sommerville was driving.Fred Sommerville was arrested a day after Bruce Cosman, 74, was found dead in his backyard from a gunshot wound. Cosman lived on Highway 251 in Ardmore, Tennessee. His wife heard gunshots come from their backyard shortly after 7:30 p.m. on July 18, then walked out to find his body. Cosman had walked outside to check his backyard after hearing a suspicious noise.“We can put Fred Sommerville at our victim, Mr. Cosman’s residence at the time of the murder,” Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said in an interview with WHNT 19. The Huntsville-based television station reported that Blakely “would not go into detail about what evidence deputies had connecting Sommerville to the crime.”Reports indicate that the Sommervilles were not in a happy relationship and that LaKresha Sommerville’s death was likely the result of a domestic dispute. He is still being held in Pickens County Jail on a myriad of charges: attempting to elude, first-degree theft of property, abuse of a corpse and reckless endangerment.“We got a lot more work that has to be done,” Blakely said in a press conference. “We will be spending hundreds of hours still interviewing people, talking to people and making sure we have our timeline down right. But we are very confident in this arrest.”Aliceville Police have identified the man arrested Friday after an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of Columbus Road and Third Avenue.The man was driving a vehicle with a dead body inside at the time of the shooting, State Bureau of Investigation agents said.He was identified as Fred Sommerville, and has been charged with abuse of a corpse, theft, reckless endangerment and attempting to elude.The corpse in the vehicle has not yet been identified.last_img

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