The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office provided an update this afternoon in a homicide investigation first reported around 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 29.
Reportedly, deputies were notified of a dead body located near the Major’s Creek Bridge in Stockton.
Deputies and investigators responded to the scene and discovered the victim appeared to be shot in an apparent homicide. The Major Crimes Unit of Baldwin County was activated and the victim was later identified as 30-year-old Skyler Williams, whose last reported address was in Mobile.
According to a BCSO spokesperson, investigators believe Williams was shot at a house in Daphne “sometime during the daylight hours” Monday and he was later transported to location he was found. A person riding a four-wheeler found the body and notified authorities.
A female witness who was with Williams at the time he was shot later came forward, telling investigators she was also targeted but able to run away.
A suspect has been detained in the case and the BSCO is expected to bring charges later today. A gun has also been recovered, but police do not yet know whether it was used in the alleged crime.
A second person initially held during the investigation was cleared, but is being held on unrelated warrants.
The spokesman said the shooting was “probably drug related … it doesn’t look like a domestic issue or anything and we obviously don’t think it was random either.”
WIlliams has a record of four arrests in Baldwin County for drug-related offenses stretching back to 2010 and according to Mobile County Metro Jail records, he was arrested by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office last year for possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substances.
This story will be updated as it develops.
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