UPDATE 11:43 AM Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Mobile Police spokesman Donald Wallace sent this iMessage to News 5 when we asked for more information about this case:
12:05 a.m. Officers responded to the area of Octavia Dr and Vermillion Dr in reference to a male down. Officers observed Bradley Nicholas Huey, 21, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Huey was pronounced deceased on the scene. No further information.–Donald Wallace, MPD
Mobile, Ala. (WKRG)– The Mobile Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened in the area of Octavia Dr. East and Vermillion Dr. Neighbors say they heard gun shots before 2 a.m. A man was found shot to death at the intersection.
“When I came outside there was a body lying right there and plenty of police cars,” said Lamar Lewis. He’s lived at that intersection for nearly 30 years and never seen anything like this. One woman who didn’t want to show her face said it’s not how she expected to wake up this morning.
“I mean it’s just scary to find a body can be laid in the street and you do not know anything, you didn’t hear anything,” said Theresa. She said her niece woke her up early this morning after the commotion outside happened.
“We thought someone had gotten into the neighborhood, we saw my neighbors out and they said it was a dead body in the street, it had me going for the rest of the night, I tried to lay down I was really restless and it was scary, there’s so much going on right now,” she said.
New 5 will keep you updated online and in later newscasts as the investigation unfolds.