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No suspects in double homicide

Published 2:32pm Thursday, November 29, 2012

There have been no breaks in the double homicide case that occurred Tuesday, Nov. 20, as Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said they are still looking for answers.

“We are still waiting on forensics to give us some definitive information,” Abbett said.

According to a press release from the TCSD, officers responded to reports of several shots fired from the 11,000 block of Hwy. 50 at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Police arrived on the scene to find Derrick Laphonso Wright, 44, of Montgomery, dead from several gunshot wounds.

Renard Kendale Brooks, 30, of Dadeville, was also found at the scene with gunshot wounds.

Brooks was transported to UAB Medical Center, but authorities said Brooks was pronounced dead the next day.

Abbett would not comment as to whether a murder weapon or suspect has been identified, but he said that evidence has been turned over to the state for analysis.

The investigation is currently a four-agency collaboration, with the sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Montgomery Police Department assisting.

The City of Alexander City has seen three homicides during 2012, but Tuesday’s incident was the first reported homicide outside city limits.

Law enforcement is asking for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact TCSD at 256-825-4264 or the secret witness line at 256-827-2035.

Citizens can also call the Tallapoosa County Crime Stoppers at 256-3976-0050 or 1-877-254-4730, or any local law enforcement agency.