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On November 25, 2019, at approximately 12:00 PM, Shelby County 911 received a call about a possible shooting in the 100 block of Nelson Circle in unincorporated Shelby County, near the City of Montevallo. Deputies responded to the area and discovered Derius Marquis Fields ,24, of Montevallo, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Another person believed to be involved was transported to a local hospital and is currently receiving medical treatment. The investigation is still ongoing, but Shelby County investigators believe that the shooting was a result of an isolated argument between these two individuals, which escalated to violence. Sheriff Samaniego was quoted as saying, “Our hearts are with the friends and family of all of those involved in this tragic incident.”
Although this is an active investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office believes that there is no further danger to the public. Follow us on social media for updates about ongoing and future newsworthy events.