Atmore man is shot and killed

Atmore police say they have a ‘person of interest’ in Tuesday’s death

An Atmore man was gunned down outside his vehicle early Tuesday morning and Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said they “have a person of interest” as a suspect, but as of press time Wednesday no arrest had been made.

Atmore police received a 911 call about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 24 stating a person had been shot on Jimbos Road. When police and emergency medical personnel arrived they found the body of Roderick Watkins, Jr., 23, lying next to a car in the driveway at 76 Jimbos Road. Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We have a person of interest who has been interviewed and we hope to...