FLORENCE, Ala., (WHNT) – Investigators in Florence have been working non-stop since Thursday night when a man was shot and killed.
A Colbert County man turned himself into police shortly after the shooting; he is now charged with Murder.
According to Florence police, 42-year-old Raymond Junior Clemmons gunned down his own cousin, Jerry Lewis Ivey Thursday night on Central Avenue.
Friday morning Wanda Mullins and her neighbor Annette Floyd sat on the front porch of Floyd’s east Florence home, looking across the front yard where the fatal shooting took place just 12 hours earlier.
“It scared the daylights out of us,” says Mullins. “Later on after I got to thinking about it, if I had been sitting on my porch a stray bullet could have got me.”
Police say an on-going dispute between Ivey and Clemmons got heated Thursday night.
“We’ve had a previous altercation several weeks ago, and this was a continuing issue between the two of them,” explained Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler.
Chief Tyler says back in May, Jerry Ivey was hospitalized after a fight with Clemmons; no charges were filed in that case.
Thursday night, police say another argument between the two escalated, ending in gun fire.
50-year-old Jerry Lewis Ivey was pronounced dead on the scene.
“I just hope that everything will be okay, and I feel sorry the family of both of them,” said Annette Floyd.
Both Floyd and Wanda Mullins hope this is the last of the violence brought to their neighborhood.
Raymond Clemmons remains at the Lauderdale County Detention Center on Friday.
A bond hearing is set for Monday in Lauderdale County District Court.