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UPDATE: Victim Identified…One Man Dead After Late Night Shooting In Florence

By  | May 23, 2019 | Filed under: News

William Louis Butler, 69
122 Blair St.
Florence, Al.

UPDATE:  Detectives have finished collecting evidence from the scene but are still talking with witnesses in the area. The evidence that was collected will be sent to the Alabama Department of Foresic Science for testing and processing.

The name of the victim is Willie Oneal Hollis, 63 year old, from Sheffield, Al. 

FLORENCE-On Thursday, May 23 the Florence Police Department issued a press release concerning a homicide that took place on Wednesday evening:

“On 5/22/2019 Officers with Florence Police Department responded to a 911 call in the 100 block of Blair St. The report was concerning a shooting that just occurred. When Officers arrived, they locate a black male on the sidewalk that was shot. Florence Fire Department and Shoals Ambulance arrived and started medical treatment. The injured black died en route to the hospital. Officer took another black male, William Butler, into custody. Mr. Butler was transported to the Florence Police Department, where he was arrested for Murder. Detectives are currently at the scene collected evidence and talking with witnesses in the area.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of family members.

If anyone has any information that can assist with this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Jackson at (256) 760-6557 or text a tip to 274637 using the keyword “FPDTIP,” plus the message.”

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