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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Deputies Respond to Shooting in Chelsea

William Osborn

On Sunday, July 28th at approximately 10:00 pm, deputies responded to a shooting at a residence on Johnson Drive in Chelsea. Once deputies arrived, they encountered one individual with a gunshot wound to an extremity, and the suspect was detained. The victim was transported by Chelsea Fire and Rescue to an area hospital for treatment, and investigators responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. 

On Monday, July 29, 2019, 51-year-old William Scott Osborn of Chelsea was charged with Assault 1st degree and is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $10,000 bond. 

For more information on the crime of Assault, you can view the Alabama Criminal Code at Select Title 13A and Chapter 6. To view an inmate’s listing, go to our website,, and select the Jail tab, or select the Inmate Listing tab at the bottom of the page. 

If you have any information on this incident, you can contact us through our main number, 205-669-4181.  If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call our Secret Witness line at 205-669-9116.

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