One dead after shooting at Elk River Apartments in Rogersville


LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – One person was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said one person was shot at the Elk River Apartments in Rogersville around 2 p.m.

Rogersville Chief of Police Brian Hudson identified the victim as 37-year-old Larry Wayne Simpson Jr. and said he was pronounced dead at North Alabama Medical Center.

A man and woman were taken into custody. Chief Hudson said the woman was interviewed and released, while 22-year-old Curtis James Sherrer was charged with murder and taken to the Lauderdale County Jail.

Chief Hudson said Rogersville Police went to a home on Lamar Road in Rogersville with a search warrant and found the gun there.

Both the Rogersville Police Department and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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