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Valley Police Respond To Fatal Weekend Shooting

Early this morning Valley Police responded to a fatal shooting of an East Alabama man as well as an injury of a second man involved in the incident. Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds issued a press release Sunday afternoon to local media.

"This morning at approximately 12:30 A.M. officers of the Valley Police Department was called to the 1300 block of County Road 196 in reference to shots being fired. On arrival, officers found Dalton Alexander Stringfellow, 23 of Salem, unresponsive in a ditch. EMS responded to the scene but was unable to revive him. At this time the cause of death is undetermined. He will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Montgomery for an autopsy.

A second person, a 27-year-old male who was with Stringfellow, was wounded by some type of cutting instrument. He was treated at the scene and refused further service", said Reynolds in the release.

The scene was turned over to investigators. No suspects have been named at this time. If anyone has any information concerning this case, please call the Valley Police Department at 334-756-5200 or the Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP, 833-AL1-STOP, or online at

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