MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - Four suspects are in custody charged with capital murder in thedeath of Kyser Miree. For the first time since the April 16 murder,Police Chief Tyrone Williams talked about the case that shocked anentire community.
It's been nearly four months since Kyser was shot and killedinside his home on Macy Place in the midtown community.
Police Chief Williams talked about the case during a newsconference in Mobile Monday.
"These individuals, as I understand it, were riding aroundlooking for people to rob," Chief Williams said.
Williams said random robbery was the motive for the crime.
Jamal Lang, Michael Lee, Ernest Wiggins, and Bo Taylor all arefacing one capital murder charge each.
"Kyser Miree was just a victim of one of their nights ofrevelry, nights of robbery. It is really unfortunate that this23-year-old young man lost his life, because these four suspectshad nothing else to do," the chief said.
Chief Williams did not say what it was about the small red housethat caused the four suspects to single it out.
Mary Potts lives in the neighborhood. She didn't know Mireepersonally, but she's thought about him a lot since the murder. Shesaid the crime left many shaken in the quiet midtown community.
"Just to be snatched in such a senseless way is just so tragic,"Potts said. "It is unnerving and if there was a reason that theychose him, but it was just so random that it does, we're just notused to that in this neighborhood."
Chief Williams agree. The crime did have a big impact on thecommunity.
"It caused us a lot of problems on Macy Place with people beinguneasy in their homes. We want people in Mobile to feel safe. Theycan feel safe with the detectives, and staff that we have in thispolice department," Chief Williams said.
It's a promise that may carry more weight for neighbors becausethe four suspects charged with the murder are behind bars.
Police say even though they believe they know who pulled thetrigger, they're not saying because all of the suspects are facingthe same charge.
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