Victim In Sunday Shooting Identified…Suspect Arrested

By  | January 8, 2018 | Filed under: News

Chance Thompson

SHEFFIELD-Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray has stated that an arrest and  have been made in the  Sunday, January 7 shooting that took place on 17th Street.

The name of the deceased has been released.  The victim in the shooting is Chad Edwin Gardner, 26 of Florence.  Gardner was taken to Helen Keller Hospital after the shooting and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ray says 35-year-old Chance Boddie Thompson of Florence has been arrested and charged with Manslaughter and is currently being held in the Colbert County Detention Center on $25,000.00 bond.

Ray said charges were filed this afternoon after investigators discussed the case with Colbert County District Attorney Bryce Graham Jr.

According to Ray both men had guns and as Gardner approached  Thompsom’s vehicle he was shot.

The other two people being held by police were considered witnesses and have been released.

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