Identity released of man killed in Toney shooting early Monday morning


TONEY, Ala. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office identified the man killed in the overnight shooting as Jose Luis Gutierrez Ramos.

The shooting happened on Frank Church Road in the early morning hours of July 12.

Preliminary reports indicate the shooting was a result of domestic violence and appears Ramos was the offender.

Officials said when they arrived on scene, the man was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ramos had a previous history of domestic violence and was arrest on May 19. Ramos was charged with violating a protection order, domestic violence by strangulation, and 3rd-degree domestic violence. He was out on bond awaiting trial for those charges.

Ramos’ body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. Once that is complete, the findings will be turned over to the Madison County District Attorney’s Office.

This is an ongoing investigation and you can find updates on-air and online at

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