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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Death Investigation

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(Columbiana, AL) During the morning hours of Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at approximately 8:32 a.m. Shelby County 911 received report of a person shot at their residence located in the 2500 block of Highway 311 in south Shelby County. Shelby County Deputies responded the scene and discovered 59 year old Robert Etress, of Shelby, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are actively investigating the death. More information will be released as it becomes available.


Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego asks anyone with additional information to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 670-6000. An anonymous tip can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777, or on their website at


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