Son of St. Clair County DA identified in fatal Moody shooting

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MOODY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Two suspects are in custody in regards to the overnight fatal shooting in Moody. The first suspect was detained a couple of hours after the incident, the second suspect was detained Wednesday morning. The victim, Nicholas Sloan “Boo” Harmon, son of the St.Clair district attorney, died.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Chief Billy Murray said the two suspects will be questioned. Investigators are processing three scenes of interest for the investigation.

The “scenes” are several miles apart from each other and investigators are searching for persons of interest who will come forward in the investigation.

“We have a lot of evidence that must be processed over three scenes,” Murray said.

There is no motive at this time.

“We are working diligently to try and put all of the pieces together,” Murray said.

Murray said the investigation will be ongoing.

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St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell has confirmed the death of Nicholas Sloan Harmon, son of St. Clair County District Attorney Lyle Harmon.

A call came in around 11 p.m. Tuesday of an incident that occurred at Kelley Creek Road at the Valero truck stop in Moody. Police reports state Nicholas Harmon’s vehicle left the road and hit a guideline for a utility pole.

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A Moody police officer noticed the vehicle and thought it was an accident, but later realized it was a homicide. Investigators discovered that Harmon was shot inside his vehicle while it was moving.

The remains of Nicholas Harmon have been sent to the Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville for an autopsy.

Alabama state police are continuing the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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