Press Release

Murder Arrest

June 17, 2016


On June 17, 2016, around 12:32 a.m., the Demopolis Police Department responded to a residence on Herbert Street in Demopolis, Al., of a reported shooting. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese said that upon DPD Officers arrival they found Joseph Shane Goodwin age 40, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marengo County Coroner.


Chief Reese said a Juvenile Teenager was taken into custody in connection to the shooting after DPD Investigators travel to Lauderdale County Mississippi. This Juvenile was later transported back the Marengo County Detention charged with murder by Investigators.

An autopsy will be performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to determine the exact cause of death.

Chief Reese asked the community to keep this family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.