SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) - Police are getting a better understanding of what may have happened in a Friday night home invasion that claimed a Colbert County man’s life.
Investigators believe the home invasion was not a random act, and they now believe up to three men are involved in this murder case.
On Monday morning investigators with the Sheffield Police Department were back at the scene of the shooting that claimed the life of 27-year-old Dorian Hamilton.
Detectives spent the morning searching the woods behind the Sterling Boulevard home, looking for possible evidence that could lead them to the killer or killers of Hamilton.
Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray says they have already interviewed numerous witnesses and also people who may have information.
“We are still processing all of that, right now we have got three, tomorrow we will have four detectives assigned to the case,” said Ray.
According to Chief Ray, investigators believe the home was the target of a drug robbery.
Ray says police confiscated a significant amount of drugs inside the home, leading detectives to believe this was not a random act.
“This was targeted towards these individuals, by some individuals that they probably know,” Ray explained. “Of course it didn’t end well.”
Chief Ray says Dorian Hamilton was shot while trying to keep the intruders out of a back bedroom of the home, where at least five people were trying to escape the robbers.
The Sheffield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the people who killed Dorian Hamilton.
If you have any information you are asked to give an anonymous call to the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 256-386-8685.