Athens Police provide update in fatal shooting investigation, multiple arrests

ATHENS, Ala. - Investigators with the Athens Police have arrested two in connection to the shooting death of 27-year-old Brenton C. Gatlin. The shooting happened around 10:00 p.m., July 25.

Brenton Gatlin (Photo provided by family members)

Police have charged both 22-year-old Terry Dale Amerson, and 27-year-old Kandes Elizabeth Lambert with Capital Murder and 1st Degree Robbery.

In a news conference, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson confirmed that they had also arrested a third person, 28-year-old Marty Stafford and charged him with Capital Murder and 1st Degree Robbery. All three suspects are currently being held with no bond.

Officers arrived to 712 Horton Street to find Gatlin suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics rushed Gatlin to the hospital where he later died.

Chief Johnson said investigators concluded this stemmed from a robbery and the victim was shot once with a handgun.

Investigators worked through the night interviewing people inside the home at the time of the shooting. Officers said they were looking for several others to interview about the case.

The shooting is still under investigation.

Athens Police ask anyone with information in the case to contact them at 256-233-8700.