Garner arrested, charged with attempted murder

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A suspect is in custody following a Brantley shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Luverne resident Shawn Garner, 20, was apprehended by Brantley Police Department Assistant Chief Drew Morgan shortly after the Maple Street shooting that left a juvenile in critical condition.

According to Brantley Police Department (BPD) Assistant Chief Drew Morgan, the shooting resulted from a domestic dispute.

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“We had one gunshot victim,” said Morgan. “This was the result of a domestic dispute between a girlfriend and boyfriend and one of the parties is a minor.”

At approximately 2 p.m., officers from the Brantley Police Department and deputies with the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call reporting a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered the juvenile victim inside a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Immediate medical assistance was administered by Brantley Rescue and the victim was airlifted to a hospital in Montgomery for further treatment.

Garner was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. He is currently being held at the Crenshaw County Detention Facility.

The victim’s identity will not be released due to their age. Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office at 334-335-4850 or the Brantley Police Department at 334-527-3244.