Shooting now homicide

An assault case in Atmore has become a homicide investigation after a 19-year old who was shot on June 29, died on July 4.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks identified the victim as Demarkus Wanya Lawson and stated this week no arrests have been made.

At 9:17 p.m. on June 29, the Atmore Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a person being shot with a firearm at 102 White Street. Atmore police and EMS were immediately dispatched.

Brooks said when police arrived at the scene they noticed a vehicle leaving the area with the emergency lights flashing. A witness told the officer that...

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