Double murders in Conecuh

Less than two weeks apart, investigations continue in murders that have left four dead; shots fired again

Conecuh County was sent reeling when a second double homicide occurred less than two weeks from another double homicide. This time a 10-year-old child was killed in the shooting, along with a 31-year-old male.

Conecuh County E-911 received a call of a shooting on Boone Court in the Johnsonville community at 11:28 on Friday night, June 16. When officers arrived on scene, they found Jatonio Williams, 31, dead of gunshot wounds. Joe ‘Joe Joe’ Rankins Jr., 10, was also found shot at the scene and transported to Evergreen Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

A ‘BOLO’ was issued for a...