Sunday, April 18, 2004

Mobile, Alabama

From Mobile's of April 17, 2004:

Mobile Police: Murphy High player allegedly involved in robbery at time of slaying

Police have filed no charges against a man in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Murphy High School football player because the shooting at a Mobile housing complex occurred during an alleged robbery attempt.

Greg Murphy, 18, was killed about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 17-year-old Samuel Williams was slightly wounded.

In a statement Friday, police said Roderick Demond Solomon fired the shots while defending himself during a robbery attempt.

Police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant said the investigation found that Murphy was involved in the robbery attempt and no charges have been filed against Solomon at this time. However, the investigation continues and further details were not released.

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