A Selma, Alabama man is behind bars today after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend Saturday.
Melvin Jerome Marshall, 44, was taken into custody Sunday morning and has been charged with murder, first-degree domestic violence assault and discharging into an occupied vehicle.
According to the Selma Times:
"Selma Police Department (SPD) Sgt. Ray Blanks said the fatal shooting took place at 3:22 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the 3000 block of Burgandy Avenue. The SPD arrived on the scene after responding to a call of two gunshot victims. At the scene, SPD officers discovered two African-American women, ages 56 and 20, suffering from gunshot wounds at the residence.
The two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. The 56-year-old female was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Marshall turned himself in to a bounty hunter Sunday. As SPD detectives investigated the incident Saturday, Marshall was quickly identified as the offender."
The deceased victim has been identified as Renesia Levon Caver. Her body has been entrusted to the care of Randall Miller Funeral Service, Inc. and her services are pending.
At this time there is no word on her daughter's condition, or her identity, but we are prayerful that she will recover.
Listen, if you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence please reach out here for help. You don't have to stay in a situation that doesn't feel safe.